Conference 2022

On behalf of the NPPG Committee we are pleased to announce that we are planning for an in-person conference later this year in Harrogate. After an absence of 2 years, we are really looking forward to be able to spend time together with like minded professionals from the paediatric and neonatal community.

The NPPG Conference committee are holding regular planning meetings to develop the 2022 conference programme – and with lots of ideas following on from our first few meetings, we are really excited to be launching a fantastic programme of speakers covering a host of topics for our communities. 

The 2022 conference programme will be packed with educational content, including plenary sessions, roundtables, specialist breakouts and in-depth masterclasses, not to mention a chance to hear from your colleagues and peers in the short paper and poster sessions! There is a lot to miss out on.

• What’s new in children’s medicines
• Metabolic disorders
• Burns management
• Medicines supply in secondary care
• Mental health and anxiety
• Independent prescribing

Keep any eye out for the final programme. 

If you have any suggestions for the programme for this year, or indeed 2023 please let us know – we’d love to hear from you. 

Will be updated nearer the conference

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Will be updated nearer the conference

Don’t forget to start preparing your work for submission

It is essential that submissions are set out accurately. They must conform to guidelines required for publication. Abstracts that do not comply with the guidelines, or contain grammatical or typographical errors, may be rejected.

NPPG invites abstracts outlining practice/academic research or audit, quality improvement/innovations in the workplace or “Clinical Pearls” for presentation at their 2022 conference. Clinical Pearls are unusual or significant cases where the pharmacy team played an important role: these are very welcome as they are always enjoyed by delegates.
All accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Programme, a copy of which will be given to every registered participant on arrival. They will also be submitted for publication in the Archives of Disease in Childhood journal and Meds IQ on the RCPCH quality improvement sharing hub.
Anonymised abstract submissions will be peer reviewed by the NPPG Abstract Review Committee. Acceptance will be based upon abstract quality and compliance with guidelines, the potential significance and interest of the observations, originality and the rigour with which any scientific methods were applied.
If accepted they will be allocated for either oral presentation or as a poster. Oral presentations will be chosen based on interest and to produce a balanced conference programme. Abstracts must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 17 June and all corresponding authors will be contacted early on in July to confirm acceptance and which format their presentation is to take. Submissions received after this deadline will be automatically rejected. When a submission is accepted for conference, an author must register for attendance to enable them to present at the conference.

Abstracts must be submitted online before the deadline and there are two categories to choose from
Research and Audit and Quality Improvement/Clinical Pearl

Format for Research and Audit
TITLE – Less than 13 words, brief but long enough to describe the work undertaken .
AIM – Statement of the purpose or reason for the work.
METHOD – Concise description of the study design.
RESULTS – A summary of key findings/messages from the work, presented in sufficient detail to support conclusion. Tables/figures must not be used.
CONCLUSION – State conclusions drawn from the work which must be evidenced by results from the abstract.

Format for Quality Improvement and Clinical Pearl
TITLE – Less than 13 words, brief but long enough to describe the work undertaken.
CONTEXT, SITUATION OR PROBLEM – Assessment of problem/Intervention or how the pharmacy team contributed/Strategy for change/Measurement of improvement Tables/figures must not be used.
CONCLUSION or LESSONS LEARNED – State conclusions drawn from the work which must be evidenced by results from the abstract.

REFERENCES – (maximum 4) must be cited in the text using the numerical system and must follow the [slightly modified] Vancouver style: Surname AB, Surname CD. Article title. Journal title, Year; Vol: Start page-End page. Use one space only between words up to year and then no spaces. Journal title should be italicised and written out in full. List names and initials of all authors if there are 3 or fewer; otherwise list first 3 and add et al.

e.g. Cheung R, Shah R, McKeown R, et al. State of child health: how is the UK doing? Archives of Disease in Childhood: 2021;106: 313-314.

MAXIMUM WORD COUNT 500 (excluding title and references)


Identifying features such as names of authors, hospitals, clinics or cities must not be listed in the title or text. This allows unbiased adjudication of abstracts by the review committee. Author’s names and affiliations (institutions) will be requested on-line during abstract submission, please do not include in the abstract itself.

Abstracts should state concisely and clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of the work as detailed below. Clinical Pearls should be submitted as a summary of the problem encountered, using the abstract format as a guide and include what the case involved, how the pharmacist contributed, outcome and any lessons to be learned.

Submit your work online at

Download the guidelines on submission here

Any questions, please speak to the NPPG Secretariat on 020 3725 5850 or email

Contact the NPPG Conference Team

NPPG Secretariat
tel: +44 (0) 20 3725 5840

The Old Swan Hotel

Swan Road
North Yorkshire


We are pleased to offer a discounted accommodation rate at The Old Swan Hotel.
Please note the number of discounted rooms is limited, book your place early to avoid disappointment.

Be part of NPPG 28th Annual Professional Conference and Exhibition, the only event of its kind in the UK, giving you the chance to meet, network and discuss ideas with some of the leading Paediatric and Neonatal professionals.

Get in touch to learn more:
NPPG Secretariat
tel: +44 (0) 20 3725 5840

There are many reasons to book your place as soon as you can, here are a few reminders:
• Gain latest insights in neonatal and paediatric pharmacy
• Hear from leading experts on the latest clinical updates
• Network with key members of the paediatric and neonatal pharmacy community
• Attend specialist NPPG sub-group sessions
• Explore the latest research presented by your peers as short papers or posters.

Book your delegate place now – Earlybird rates will be available until 1st July.

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