2015 Cranage Hall

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Plenary session

  • Welcome and Introduction – Steve Tomlin, Consultant Pharmacist – Children’s Services, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Paediatric pharmacy in the future – visions from the top –  Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England
  • Child & adolescent psychiatry for pharmacists Dr Alex Sales, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Balanced intravenous fluids in children Dr Stephen Playfor, Clinical Manager for Paediatric Intensive Care, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
  • E-prescribing today, understanding best practice Neil Caldwell, Consultant Pharmacist – Children’s Services, Wirral University Teaching Hospitals, Yogini Jani, Medication Safety Officer, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust David Terry, Director – Pharmacy Academic Practice Unit, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Improving the patient/staff experience and quality services for children and young people  and families with autism and or learning disabilities in partnership Frances Binns, Consultant/Specialist Adviser Complex Needs Autism/Learning Disablities, Well Child Adviser UK, Radio Lollipop Play Adviser UK

Submitted papers in the spotlight

  • The potential for pharmacists to manage children attending emergency departments David Terry, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Changing prescribing culture – a focus on codeine postpartum Karen Whitfield, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • Creating and auditing a new electronic continuous infusion prescription chart for a paediatric critical care unit Emily Siu, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Assessing pharmaceutical care needs of paediatric in-patients: A team based approach Adele Mott, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
  • The sensitivity of the paediatric triage tool in identifying care issues Shahad Abbas, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Assessing the benefits of having a specialist paediatric pharmacist and physiotherapist n the community to improve childhood asthma outcomes Andrew LiIley, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Winner Best Oral Presentation
  • Optimisation of pharmacy content in paediatric oncology and haematology clinical trial
    protocols. Experience of Chemotherapy Pharmacy Advisory Service (CPAS) from 2011 to present Rachel Greer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Use of Pill Glide to encourage transition from liquid to solid dosage formulations Ceri Gaskell, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
  • A national survey to identify how displacement value information is used and presented to clinical staff in NHS hospitals Nanna Christiansen, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • NPPG Research Grant Presentation Andy Fox, University Hospital Southampton and Marisa van der Merwe, University of Portsmouth


Pre-registration pharmacist

P1 An audit of paediatric vancomycin dosing Soomal Mohsin-Shaikh; Poonam Lumb Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
P2 An audit of the management of acute pain in children Junndeep Sidhu; Neil Tickner Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
P3 Prolonged infusions of Ketamine and impact on infections and waste Joanne Wong; Adam Sutherland Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
P4 Helping parents/carers to give medicines to children in hospital Lauren Williams; Neil Caldwell; Elizabeth Collins Wirral University Teaching Hospitals Winner Best Student/Pre-reg poster and winner ‘Peoples choice’ poster
P5 Review of independent nurse prescribing in a paediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) and respiratory population Gabis Chana; Michelle Tabberner; Wendy Nixon; Sue Frost;
P6 An audit of the paediatric empiric anti-infective guidelines and anti-infective drug dose table for children Sanna Zaffar; Penny Fletcher Imperial College
P7 Comparing oral paracetamol doses in paediatrics with the new BNF-C dosing Nour Ajjan; Sian Shenton Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Undergraduate student

P8 Comparison of hydrocortisone 10mg tablets: tablet hardness optimised for adult use has negative consequences for paediatric use Sarina Saimbi1; Valerie Madden2; Heather Stirling2; Asma Yahyouche1; Hannah Batchelor1 Pharmacy and Therapeutics, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham1; University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust2
P9 Assessment of vancomycin concentrations in syringes prepared within a ward setting Sarina Saimbi1; Hannah Batchelor1; Louise Whitticase2; Gemma Holder2; Alison Bedford Russell2 Pharmacy and Therapeutics, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham1;
P10 A stability study of omeprazole diluted in sodium chloride for intravenous infusion and discussion regarding current practice in UK Paediatric Intensive Care Units Stephen Morris; Olivia Ellard Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
P11 Assessing the impact of a newly introduced electronic prescribing system across a paediatric department – lessons learned Anastasia Tsyben1; Nigel Gooding2; Wilf Kelsall2 University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine1; Addenbrooke’s Hospital2
P12 An audit of whether prescribed doses are measurable on the graduations of one oral syringe Jigna Balsara; Penny Fletcher Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
P13 The role of the pharmacist in paediatric palliative care Jumana Khan; Sian Gaze; Stephen Tomlin Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Education and Training

P14 Changing infusion practice generates significant efficiencies in nursing time and resource usage in paediatric intensive care Adam Sutherland; Liz Jemmett; Rachael Barber Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
P15 Clinical supervision – what about the specialist trainees? Andrew Taylor; Adam Sutherland Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
P16 PN for children – information leaflet Rebecca Riddell1; Anthony Lewis; David Tuthill1 Cardiff and Vale University Health Board1

Formulation/ Pharmacokinetics

P17 Effect of pasteurisation on the concentrations of vitamin D compounds in donor breast milk Fabio Gomes12; Nick Shaw1; Karen Whitfield12; Pieter Koorts23; Helen McConachy2; Amitha Hewavitharana1 School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland1; Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital2; Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, The University of Queensland3
P18 To investigate the effect of the pasteurisation process on trace elements in donor breast milk Nor Mohd Taufek12; David Cartwright23; Amitha Hewavitharana1; Pieter Koorts23; Helen McConachy2; Nick Shaw1; Karen Whitfield12; Mark Davies23 The University of Queensland1; The Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital2; Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, The University of Queensland3
P19 Evaluation of the current practice of delivering intravenous opioids infusions in a UK paediatric hospital Asia N Rashed; Stephen Tomlin Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London; Pharmacy Department, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s Health Partners1
P20 A review of the use of calcium liquid versus calcium tablets for maintaining corrected calcium levels Diarmaid Semple; Moninne Howlett Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin
P21 The appropriateness of using average displacement values for paediatric intravenous drug administrations Alice Lo1; Nanna Christiansen1; Husnain Bhatti2 Barts Health NHS Trust1; UCL School of Pharmacy2
P22 Inter-individual variation in theophylline clearance in children Mohammed Altamimi; Imti Choonara; Helen Sammons Academic Division of Child Health, University of Nottingham, Derbyshire Children’s Hospital
P23 What is the maximum temperature reached in elastomeric devices under simulated OPAT conditions? Susanna van Der Merwe1; Helen Green2 School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth1; University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust2
P24 Children with cystic fibrosis: understanding issues related to oral administration of liquid flucloxacillin Hannah Batchelor1; Oli Rayner2; Jessica Nickless345; Mandy Wan6; Kevin Southern45; Claudia Rose1 Pharmacy and Therapeutics, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham1; Cystic Fibrosis Trust2; NIHR Children’s theme CSG3; University of Liverpool, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health4; Institute of Translational Medicine (Child Health), Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust5; Evelina London Children’s Hospital6
P25 A really wheezy way to save money Grace Li; Ofran Almossawi; Hasna Dulfeker; Vicky Jones; Felicity Taylor North Middlesex University Hospital

Guideline development & audit

P26 Inhaler counselling, the real deal or just fresh air? Richard Goodwin1; Tiranvir Chander2; Neha Shah3; Steve Tomlin1 Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust1; King’s College London University, Pharmacy Department2; University College London Pharmacy Department3
P27 Audit of oxygen prescribing in a children’s hospital Lucy Wheeler; Janet James; Sarah Byrne; Julian Forton Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
P28 A study of the effect of hypotonic hyper-hydration fluids on sodium balance in paediatric haematology/oncology patients receiving chemotherapy Sinead Keane; Eileen Butler Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin
P29 Rates and types of prescribing errors and related interventions in paediatric oncology Claire Fosbrook Southampton Children’s Hospital
P30 Audit of paracetamol prescriptions in paediatric surgical patients Rowena McArtney; Angharad Atkinson Cardiff and Vale UHB
P31 Development of a once daily gentamicin regimen for paediatric surgery patients Sumayya Kasuji; Prady Gadaria Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
P32 Implementation of an electronic prescription chart for gentamicin for neonatal units and postnatal wards Gareth Kitson Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust
P33 The development of a quality improvement system to monitor, assess and feedback prescribing errors in paediatric intensive care Stephen Morris1; Claire Rivett2 Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust1; Claire Rivett Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust2
P34 Children’s warfarin clinic – an audit of the new pharmacist-led telephone service based on a unique computerised system compared to the ward based paper system Teresa Brooks1; Jennifer Brown1; Elaine Woolley2 Pharmacy Department, Leeds Children’s Hospital1; Paediatric Cardiac Specialist Nurses, Leeds Children’s Hospital2
P35 How well do outpatient prescriptions adhere to good antimicrobial stewardship? Hirminder Ubhi; Mitul Patel; Lisa Ludwig Birmingham Children’s Hospital
P36 Appropriate dose rounding of cytokine modulators for paediatric rheumatology inpatients Chris Paget Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
P37 Can the ‘4 P’s of PN’ improve neonatal nutrient intake? Zoe Lansdowne; Elizabeth Griffiths Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Winner Best Poster

Medicines optimisation

P38 Medication review of children on long term medications: a review of the literature Jeff Aston1; Chi Huynh2; Anthony Sinclair1; Keith Wilson3; David Terry23 Pharmacy Department, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust1; Academic Practice Unit, Pharmacy, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust2; Aston Pharmacy School, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham3
P39 The impact of fixed concentrations sedation infusions on fluid overload in critically ill children Adam Sutherland1; Elizabeth Jemmett2; Stephen Playfor2 Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust1; Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital2
P40 Melatonin – working in collaboration with the CCG to reduce costs Helen Haley University Hospitals of North Midlands
P41 Impact of a computerised outpatient prescription printing system (copps) on melatonin prescribing in a community child health clinic Liz Webb; Jim Skingle Cardiff and Vale UHB
P42 Tolerability of prednisolone and dexamethasone in children in Saudi Arabia Fahad Aljebab1; Mofadhi Alanazi2; Imti Choonara1; Sharon Conroy1 University of Nottingham1; Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia2
P43 Assessing the benefits that community pharmacies can have on childhood asthma outcomes Andrew Lilley Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
P44 Patient/Carers’ recollection of medicines related information from an out-patient clinic appointment Jeff Aston1; Natasha Patel1; Justin Smuels1;Teena Aujla1; Georgia Malesi1; Chi Huynh2; Keith Wilson2; David Terry12 Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust1; Aston University2
P45 Medicines reconciliation for paediatric patients on admission and discharge Maria Moss; Celine Bilbul; Jo Crook Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
P46 Medication management of the extremely premature neonate – the impact of a specialist pharmacist Karen Whitfield1; Claudia Barkeij2; Angela North2 School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland1; Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital2
P47 An audit of vancomycin plasma concentrations when vancomycin is administered by continuous intravenous infusion in neonates Louise Whitticase; Gemma Holder; Matt Cawsey; Alison Bedford-Russell Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
P48 Long-course oral corticosteroid toxicity in children Fahad Aljebab; Imti Choonara; Sharon Conroy University of Nottingham
P49 Starting a new medicine study Jeff Aston12; Keith Wilson2; David Terry12 Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust1; Aston University2 Pharmacy practice
P50 An electronic prescription alerting system – Improving the discharge medicines process Amanda Bevan1; Niesh Patel2 Southampton Children’s Hospital1; University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust2
P51 Setting up of a homecare system for high cost nebulisers in a paediatric Cystic Fibrosis centre Veronica Chorro-Mari; Nanna Christiansen Barts Health NHS Trust
P52 Tolvaptan use in severe neonatal autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD): The pharmaceutical challenge Kazeem Olalekan; Andy Fox; Rodney Gilbert
Southampton Children Hospital, University Hospitals Southampton Foundation Trust
P53 Opinions of users of pharmacy service provided to PICU Rhian Isaac; Astrid Gerrard; Kevin Bazaz Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
P54 Does more specialist pharmacist time in a clinical area equal more activity? Rhian Isaac; Astrid Gerrard; Kevin Bazaz Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
P55 Application of pharmaceutical knowledge to the unconventional use of a rarely used anaesthetic agent Caroline Cole Southampton Childrens Hospital
P56 Interventions made by UK pharmacists to minimise risk from paediatric prescribing errors Sattam Alenezi; Janine Abramson; Coral Smith; Helen Sammons; Sharon Conroy The University of Nottingham
P57 Use of Teriparatide in a four year old patient with Autosomal Dominant Hypocalcaemia Andy Fox; Rodney Gilbert Southampton Children’s Hopsital
P58 An audit to assess the timings of TTAs and inpatient orders in paediatrics; from writing, to screening, to dispensing, and to leaving dispensary Ami Hale; Nanna Christiansen; Heather Calvert Barts Health NHS Trust


P59 Prescribing and monitoring of gentamicin in neonates Nicola Staton University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
P60 Once daily gentamicin dose banding in newborns with signs of early onset of neonatal sepsis (EONS), based on initial birth weight and gestational age Paul-Michael Windscheif; Rhoda Welsh; Laura Smith; Ian Nicoll; Mark Anthony Oxford University Hospitals
P61 Self-administration of inpatient medications: A pilot study in children with Cystic Fibrosis Khola Khan; Aoife Harrington; Rupinder Pannu; Sian Bentley; Sukeshi Makhecha; Nimla Pentayya; Clare Pheasant Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
P62 Service evaluation of a Cystic Fibrosis home intravenous antibiotic service provided by a NHS Foundation Trust Lynn Elsey Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
P63 Paediatric adverse drug reactions (ADRs): a comparison of a newly developed avoidability tool to existing Hallas assessments Louise Bracken12; Jamie Kirkham2; Anthony Nunn12; Munir Pirmohamed2; Matthew Peak13; Mark Turner24; Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust1; University of Liverpool2; University of Central Lancashire3; Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust4
P64 Paediatric standardised concentration infusions – a national solution Moninne Howlett1; Michael Curtin2; Dermot Doherty23; Paula Gleeson1; Michelle Sheerin2; Cormac Breatnach1 Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin1; Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Dublin2; Irish Paediatric Acute Transport Service3
P65 Evaluation of an electronic paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) medication reconciliation (MR) form Diane Murray1; Cathy Sedgeworth1; Moira Kinnear1; Lesley Diack2 NHS Lothian Pharmacy Service Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh1; Robert Gordon University2
P66 Involving children and their parents in research design Suzannah Hibberd Southampton Children’s Hospital

Workshops / Parallel sessions

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A/B1 Paediatric epilepsy – to treat or not to treat – that is not the question; with what and when, now that is the question! Richard Appleton, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Clinical Lead, Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
A/B2 Why we redesigned the BNFC Maeve Lynn, Paediatric Pharmacist, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
A/B3 Writing research and grant applications – from idea to submission Dr Dan Hawcutt, Senior Lecturer Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology, University of Liverpool and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Jennifer Bellis, Research Pharmacist, Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Trust
A/B4 Prescribing in paediatric obesity: methods to improve dosing safety during weight based dose calculations in the perioperative setting Leanne Callaghan, Anaesthetist, Mersey Deanery
A/B5 Improving paediatric pharmacy services for patient care Debra Armstrong, Clinical Pharmacy Service Manager, Central Manchester NHS Trust, and Julie Jolly, Modern Matron, Enhanced Recovery and Care Co-Ordination V2A Programme Lead (Children’s) Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
A/B6 Making it Safer Together (MiST) – reducing harm associated with adverse drug events in paediatric practice Afia Manaf, Directorate Pharmacist – Paediatric Critical Care, Anaesthetics & Surgery, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Stephen Morris, Paediatric Pharmacist (Critical Care and Neurology), Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
M1 Towards evidence based formulations and dosage forms for children? Catherine Tuleu, UCL School of Pharmacy
M2 Medicines without frontiers – supporting young people through transition Janet Mcdonagh, Senior Lecturer in Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Manchester & Dr Nicola J Gray, Independent Pharmacist Researcher Director – Green Line, Consulting Limited, Manchester
M3 Neonatal medicines optimisation Neil Caldwell Consultant Pharmacist – Children’s Services, Wirral University Teaching Hospitals and Peter Mulholland, Editor, NPPG
M4 Improving asthma outcomes – the role of pharmacy going forward Andrew Lilley, Specialist Paediatric Pharmacist, Respiratory, Ian Sinha, Respiratory Consultant, Asthma Lead, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
M5 Leading through change Dr Chris Green, Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS FT

AGM Sunday 8th November 2015 , Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire

  1. Apologies for abscence
  2. Minutes of the AGM held in East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham 9th November 2014
  3. Acceptance of minutes
  4. Matters arising
  5. Chairperson’s / Professional Secretary report
  6. Treasurer’s report
  7. Editor’s report
  8. Information Officer report
  9. Special Interest Group Reports
    Paediatric Oncology Pharmacist’s group
    Paediatric Intensive Care Pharmacists group
    Scandinavian Paediatric Pharmacists group
  10. Election of NPPG Committee 2015/2016
  11. Directors of NPPG 2015/2016
    Any Other Business

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