Conference 2018

The 2018 conference took place from 9-11 November in the Mercure Grand Hotel, Bristol

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  • Chair’s Welcome – Abigail Mee, Chair, NPPG
  • Genetic therapy development in neurology – Dr Anthony Majumdar, Consultant in Paediatric neurology, Bristol Hospital
  • Update on commissioning – Malcolm Qualie, Pharmacy Lead, Specialist Commissioning, NHS England
  • Managing ADHD – Karen Rogan, Trustee, ADHD Foundation
  • Depression and anxiety in the child and adolescent population – Dr Megan Fisher, ST5 CAMHS, Simmons House Adolescent Unit & Maxine Phelops, Lead Pharmacist for Children’s Services and Women’s and family Services ICSU, Whittington Health NHS Trust
  • Using electronic systems to influence practice – Dr Chris Bordeaux, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Palliative care and the patient journey – Josie Pavey and Julie Kembrey

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  1. Use of a multi-disciplinary teaching platform for teaching paediatric prescribing – Eoin Dore, ACCS Trainee Anaesthetist, City Hospital Sandwell, City Birmingham NHS Trust
  2. Assessing medication adherence in paediatric cystic fibrosis patients – Amanda Bevan, Lead Pharmacist, Southampton Children’s Hospital
  3. Developing a pharmacist prescribing role within child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) – Claire O’Brien, Principal Clinical Pharmacist, NHS Tayside Winner – NPPG Innovation award
  4. Determining the accuracy of GP records in paediatric medicines reconciliation – Octavio Aargon Cuevas, Lead Rheumatology Pharmacist and Paediatric Teacher Practitioner, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Liverpool John Moores University
  5. Treatment of infantile botulism with botulism immune globulin (BabyBIG®) – Nigel Gooding, Consultant Pharmacist, Neonates and Paediatrics, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Winner – best oral presentation
  6. Bridging an information gap: Development of drug specific factsheets for children and young people with cancer -Anna Kinsella, Clinical Pharmacy Team Lead for Paediatrics, Leeds Children’s Hospital
  7. General Pharmaceutical Council revalidation: What is the best approach for conducting a peer discussion for paediatric pharmacists? – Stephen Morris, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Leeds Children’s Hospital
  8. Suppressed vancomycin reaction in a patient receiving parenteral corticosteroids – Peter Mulholland, Neonatal Pharmacist, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and Lead Pharmacist, Plasma Products, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  9. Are parents and patients happy to see an Advanced Paediatric Pharmacist Practitioner (APPP)? – Andrew Lilley, Lead Pharmacist – Respiratory, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
  10. A quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the introduction of “smart” syringe pumps into a paediatric intensive care unit – Andrew Wignell, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist (PICU/Medical Teaching), Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

 

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P001 Creating acceptable tablets (CAT) – a feasibility study to assess the swallowability and acceptability of different sized placebo tablets in children and young people: An interim analysis Bracken, Louise1; McDonough, Emma1; Wilson, Fiona1; Ashleigh, Samantha1; Ohia, Udeme1; Mistry, Punam2; Jones, Huw3; Kanji, Nazim3; Liu, Fang4; Peak, Matthew1 – 1Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust; 2Univeristy of Birmingham; 3Quotient Sciences; 4University of Hertfordshire

P002 Medicine use and optimisation for children and young adults aged 0-18 years old – medication administration and adherence of parent/caregiver and child Dahmash, Dania; Ramjee, Zakia; Kirby, Daniel; Terry, David; Huynh, Chi  Aston University

P003 Intermittent vancomycin in paediatrics: Implementation and audit of a new guideline Gray, Jenny  Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

P004 An evaluation of the management of thrombosis in neonates and infants using dalteparin Gaze, Sian1; Latif, Falak2; Wolff, Kim2 – 1Evelina London Children’s Hospital; 2King’s College London

P005 Diphtheria treatment – Hannah, Claire Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

P006 How can electronic order sets reduce time taken to prescribe medications on admission to PICU? – Gray, Jenny; Hutchinson, Jane Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

P007 Improving paediatric chemotherapy prescribing through use of an electronic prescribing system – Summerfield, Charlotte1; Kafka, Susan2; Lewis, Michelle2; Makin, Guy2; Williams, Joseph2; Wood, Samuel2 1University of Manchester; 2Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

P008 Measuring medicines adherence in children: A systematic review – Aldosari, Mohammed; Conroy, Sharon; Oliveira, Ana Nottingham University

P009 Medicines optimisation when transitioning from paediatric to adult critical care – Bourne, Karen; Howson, Shreen Sheffield Children’s Hospital

P010 Influencing change: Impactful communication – paediatric diabetes prescriptions – Barbour, Emma NHSCT

P011 An experimental treatment for enteroviral sepsis – Wyllie, Thomas Cardiff and Vale UHB

P012 Preliminary experience of the use of oral posaconazole and terbinafine to treat Lomentospora prolificans and Scedosporium apiospermum in children with cystic fibrosis Bentley, Sian; Balfour-Lynn, I. M; Carr, S. B – Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

P013 Developing standardised neonatal parenteral nutrition across a network Whitticase, Louise1; Holder, Gemma1; Preston, Gillian1; Clarke, Sara2 – 1Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust; 2Southern West Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

P014 An audit assessing the prescribing of naloxone in paediatric patients – Ntanganika, Esther; Patel, Bhavee – Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

P015 Yellow Cards are still not on everyone’s to do list – Horan, Emily1; Tuthill, David2 1Cardiff University; 2Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff

P016 Parent/carer intended non-adherence to their child’s medication regimen – Aston, Jeff1; Wilson, Keith2; Terry, David2 1Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust; 2Aston University

P017 Blue baby blues – a case report; implications of maternal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use for sudden infant death syndrome – Mulholland, Peter; Simpson, Alexander; Coutts, Jonathan Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow

P018 RENAL adverse events and Gastrointestinal bleeding with ibuprofen use in preterm neonates with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)  – Al-Turkait, Asma1; Abramson, Janine1; Choonara, Imti1; Szatkowski, Lisa2; Ojha, Shalini1 1Child Health, Division of Graduate Entry Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham; 2Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Medicine, Nottingham City Hospital

P019 Treating conjoined twins – Wheeler, Lucy Cardiff & Vale UHB Winner – best poster and peoples choice awards

P020 Vitamin supplementation survey: An audit of the usage of vitamin D supplementation in paediatric patients, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers – Thomas, Lowri; Patel, Bhavee

P021 Do adolescents want separate information leaflets? – Nicholls, Chloe1; Tuthill, David2 1Cardiff University; 2Children’s Hospital for Wales

P022 Anakinra for use in non-juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) related Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH): evidence base and funding – Aragon Cuevas, Octavio Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Liverpool John Moores University

P023 Improving parenteral nutrition prescribing –  Phipps, Amy; Saegenschnitter, Wendy; Hutchison, Lizzie; McLelland, Vanessa; Whiting, Sam; Weerdenburg, Heather Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

P024 The use of parenteral nutrition in paediatric haematology and oncology patients – Whiting, Sam1; Weerdenburg, Heather2  1Bristol Royal Hospital for Children; 2Bristol Children’s Hospital

P025 Clinical pearl; treating infant botulism on a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) – Dalton, Caroline Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

P026 One ward. One pharmacist. One bleep – a review of the women’s and children’s clinical pharmacy service – Lo, Alice Barts Health NHS Trust

P027 Teicoplanin: Evaluation of serum concentrations – Vhora, Ibrahim; Taylor, Andrew Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

P028 Audit of sodium blood levels in patients on PICU receiving heparin in sodium chloride 0.9% compared to heparin in sodium chloride 0.45% – Jeffery, Sophie; Hutchinson, Lauren Jane; Gray, Jenny; Roberts, Anna University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

P029 Audit of aciclovir prescribing to assess whether changing the order of drop down box options in an electronic prescribing system can reduce prescribing errors – Gunning, Clarissa; Gray, Jennifer University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

P030 Improving patient experience by implementing a new patient pathway to obtain Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus decolonisation within the paediatric pre-assessment clinic – Mitchell, Hannah; Brooks, Teresa Leeds Teaching Hospitals

P031 Use of disodium etidronate and sodium thiosulfate in a premature neonate with generalised arterial calcification of infancy – Hollwey, Alexandra; Forster, Chris; Mushtaq, Talat Leeds Children’s Hospital

P032 The burden associated with medicines reconciliation in hospitalised children – Qureshi, Tathier1; Huynh, Chi1; Isaac, Rhian2 1Pharmacy Department, Aston University; 2Pharmacy Department, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

P033 Improving paediatric practice through multidisciplinary Safety Huddles – Yung, Ka Yu; Sinha, Ruchi; Giles, Susan Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

P034 Management of chronic illness in young people aged 10-24 years: A systematic review to explore the role of primary care pharmacists – Almunef, Mohammed; Mason, Julie; Curtis, Chris; Jalal, Zahraa School of Pharmacy, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham

P035 Patient facing pharmacist reduces length of stay for paediatric short stay patients – Crook, Joanne; Lam, Ivan Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust

P036 Patients with learning disability, views on the use of a patient-held medication passport – Crook, Joanne1; Patel, Deepa1; Marvin, Vanessa; Jubraj, Barry2 1Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust; 2King’s College London

P037 Evaluating the introduction of dose banded cefotaxime using pre-filled syringes, for early onset sepsis on a neonatal unit – Hibberd, Suzannah Southampton Children’s Hospital

P038 Has the introduction of Plasma- Lyte as the routine IV maintenance fluid therapy reduced the risk of iatrogenic metabolic disturbances – Walker, Helen Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

P039 Consideration of guanfacine for addition to the ADHD pathway following review of effectiveness – Webb, Liz Cardiff & Vale UHB

P040 Monitoring defibrotide usage in paediatric patients undergoing HSCT with known risk factors for developing VOD/SOS  – Beirne, Michelle; Butler, Eileen; Fitzpatrick, Michael Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin Dublin

P041 Moral dilemmas and ethical discomfort in paediatric pharmacists – Wilson, Nicola; Liston, Elaine; Williams, Lauren Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board

P042 Evaluation of “Let’s Talk Medicines” helpline – Shah, Sarit Evelina London Children’s Hospital

P043 Infliximab Therapeutic Monitoring and Prescribing practices in paediatric IBD patients- C Lang C, Bourke B, Broderick A, Quinn S, Hamzawi M, Kiernan S, O’Driscoll K, Hussey S Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin ,

P044 Can an electronic prescribing system ensure clear anticoagulation discharge communication? – Gage, Susie Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

P045 Value from your vitamins – optimising vitamin supplementation in children with cystic fibrosis – Eleanor Turner Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

P046 Evaluating the safety of dose banding premedication (atropine suxamethonium and fentanyl) for neonatal intubation (Project NIK) – Hibberd, Suzannah; Sharma, Alok; Chavoshzadeh, Marhamat Southampton Children’s Hospital

P047 Evaluating the impact of pre-prepared neonatal intubation premedication kits on a level 3 neonatal unit (Project NIK) – Hibberd, Suzannah; Sharma, Alok; Chavoshzadeh, Marhamat Southampton Children’s Hospital

P048 The efficiency of an electronic prescribing system on clinician’s prescribing through the pharmacist’s review function – Asif, Yusuf; Garcha, Amrita Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

P049 Pharmacist 5Ps- positive PRAISe produces pleasing prescribing – Cope, Aimee; Plunkett, Adrian; Jones, Alison; Chan, Alice; Price, Katie; Isaac, Rhian Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

P050 Analysis of Posaconazole therapeutic drug monitoring in paediatric haematology and oncology patients – Donald, Natalie1; Edwards, Ruth2; Thomson, Alison3 1Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow; 2Robert Gordon University; 3NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

P051 The bigger you are the harder you fall? Short term effects of LUM/ IVA (Orkambi®) on lung function in children with cystic fibrosis – Emma O’ Grady, Rebecca Finnegan, Anna Smyth, Stephanie Ryan, Michael Williamson Temple Street Children’s University Hospital

P052 Should measurement of ascorbic acid become routine in the management of patients on home parenteral nutrition? – Amy-Jo Hooley, Brandy Cox, David Devadason, James Hunter Nottingham University Hospitals

The 2018 conference was supported by a wide range of pharmaceutical companies who develop and market medicines for children – click here to see details.

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  1. Good excipient, bad excipient – working together to make better oral liquid medicines –Dr Paul Flanders, UK R&D Directro, Rosemont Pharmaceutials
  2. What’s new in paediatrics – Steve Tomlin, Chief Pharmacist, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
  3. Medicines Information for paediatrics – Anna Burgess, Pharmacist Team leader, Medicines Information Officer, University Hospital Wales
  4. The past, present and future of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – Vanessa McLelland, Lead Paediatric Haematology/Oncology/BMT Pharmacist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
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