NPPG Supported Study Days
The NPPG wishes to encourage continued education for it’s members to help facilitate the most appropriate and efficient use of medicines and pharmaceutical care in the neonatal and paediatric population. In the past some Special Interest Groups have run successful study days/courses e.g. the PICU group have had an annual rolling educational event of 2-3 days to cover an agreed agenda of desirable knowledge. There have also been ad-hoc NPPG study days such as a day on the complicated topic of metabolic disease. Whilst these days have been extremely successful, they have placed a huge burden on the organisers in terms of time commitment and stress. The NPPG hopes it can support organisers in the future and make the experience of running these days a little more enjoyable. To this end the NPPG has access to administrative staff who will be able to support organisers with their events. Support can come in the form of advertising including mail shots, contacting speakers, room and catering booking, organising feedback forms, photocopying handouts etc.
- Study days must be run in line with the objectives of the NPPG
- Supported study days may be held by the NPPG SIGs or committee teams
- Study day organisers must contact the NPPG Education Group early on in the planning phase to put forward their plans and then throughout the planning phase. The committee will need to know: title, learning objectives, venue, date, sponsors, delegate numbers, financial plan.
- The Education Group of the NPPG Committee will ensure that the study day is in line with the NPPG objectives and that the content, sponsors, venue and date are in keeping with the ethos of the NPPG.
- Events should be budgeted with a financial plan and aim to break even.
- The NPPG will underwrite the financial plans of study days run under their logo.
- NPPG can be asked by the event organisers to loan set up fees if required.
- Full details and receipts of all expenses must be submitted to the Education Group.
- Feedback must be collected from delegates at the event
- A short study day report should be sent to the Education team within 3 months of the event. This will be shared with the full NPPG Committee and edited for inclusion into the NPPG newsletter.