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Access to Medicines, Medicines Advice and Primary Care: Westminster 20 March 2018

You are invited to take part in a roundtable discussion at the National Pharmacy Association’s Westminster offices 10.30am-1.00pm on Tuesday 20 March, on the subject Access to Medicines, Medicines Advice and Primary Care.

The venue is 57 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL – a five minute walk from Parliament.

The discussions will cover: access to medicines & medicines advice, access to a pharmacist in primary care and access to services typically provided in the general practice setting.

We want to test the appetite of patients for emerging models of access, considering patient safety and the patient experience in relation to each model.

In particular:

  • Models where the community pharmacist takes on roles traditionally performed in a GP practice, such as health assessments, patient triage and prescribing
  • Models where the local pharmacy takes on roles traditionally performed in a secondary care setting, such as warfarin clinics
  • Models where a non-pharmacist takes on roles currently restricted by law to pharmacists, e.g. supervising the supply of prescription medicines
  • Urgent care models, such as NHS111 diverting callers to pharmacies for assessment
  • Models involving the online supply of medicines

As we will have a Medication Safety Officer with us, we will also take the opportunity to discuss common medication errors (and how patients can work with health care professionals to avoid them) and counterfeits.

This event would suit people with a policy or practice brief and also people using medicines to manage a long term condition.