The NPPG is here for you as a paediatric pharmacist / technician whether it is your chosen speciality, just a part of your job or even if it is just an interest.
NPPG was formed in 1994, with an aim to improve the care of neonates, infants and children by advancing the personal development of pharmacists and the provision of quality pharmacy services in relation to practice, research and audit, education and training, communication and advice. The annual conference is held in the autumn of each year and attracts delegates from around the world.
Membership is open to any pharmacist, pharmacy technician or corporate body with a pharmaceutical interest in paediatric or neonatal pharmacy. Members will receive newsletters, relevant drug information letters, access to the NPPG web site and email discussion groups plus a reduced rate for the annual conference.
The group has links with various paediatric organisations. The Medicines Committee is a joint committee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the NPPG. The Medicines Committee has highlighted paediatrics at a Government level and as part of that framework a national paediatric formulary (Medicines for Children) has been produce. This venture has now joined forces with the BNF and in mid 2005 the first BNF for Children was distributed to all prescribers. NPPG also works closely with several Department of Health groups, as well as NICE and the Health Commission.
The registered address is: 38 Myrtle Drive, Burwell, Cambridge, CB25 0AJ
Various specialist and geographical subgroups enable members with related interests to share information and formulate policy. Currently these include the Paediatric Oncology Pharmacists group (POP), the Scottish Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists group (SNAPP) who have produced a distance learning package for paediatrics available here, the PICU group, the NICU group and the Scandinavian sub group. These groups now have discussion groups on the web site.
As a member you can help us by sharing your experience, we hope we can help you by disseminating everybody else’s experiences. What better way of showing your commitment to paediatric pharmacy than by being a member of the nation’s largest paediatric pharmacy group?