Conference 2022

The NPPG 28th annual professional conference & exhibition took place on 7-9 October at The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate.

Plenary Sessions

SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER
Chair’s welcome Nigel Gooding, Chair, NPPG
Opening address David Webb, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer – Strategic Overview, NHS England
Changes to the education and training of pharmacists – What does that mean for you? Dr Jane Brown, Pharmacy Dean (North), Health Education England
What’s new in children’s medicine Stephen Tomlin, Director of the Children’s Medicines Centre, Associate Chief Pharmacist – Research and Innovation, Great Ormond Street Hospital

An introduction to genomics for paediatric pharmacy Nicola Husain, Education & Training Lead, South East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance & Genomic Laboratory
Hub, NPPG, and Joanne Wragg, Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Sheffield Children’s NHSFT / Chief Pharmacist North East and Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service Alliance
Managing burns in children – What pharmacists need to know Adam Sutherland, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER
Medicines safety Nigel Gooding, Steve Tomlin, Andy Fox
Talk by Steve Brown, Guest Speaker Steve Brown, Broadcaster, Paralympian, Public Speaker, Mentor and Coach

Short papers

Chair: Farrah Khan, Associate Professor Pharmacotherapeutics, London South Bank University
Impact of a paediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) pharmacist within a CF multidisciplinary clinic Sian Bentley, Consultant Pharmacist, Paediatric CSLD, Royal Brompton Hospital
Drug information for parents/carers taking babies home – Survey of healthcare professionals and parents/carers Neil Caldwell, Consultant Pharmacist, Children’s Services, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Honorary Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores, University
Optimising prescribing of medicines to children by formulary interface pharmacists
Nanna Christiansen, Associate Chief Pharmacist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital
NICU staff perspectives on the proposed introduction of standardised drug infusion concentrations Suzannah Hibberd, Lead Neonatal Pharmacist, Southampton Children’s Hospital
‘Favipiravir odyssey’ (Respiratory Syncytial Virus treatment and monitoring in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency) Katherine Stutz, Specialist Pharmacist in Paediatrics, Great North Children’s Hospital

Chair: Joanne Crook, Consultant Pharmacist Paediatrics Company, King’s College NHS Foundation Trust
Oral liquid medicine contribution to the carbon footprint of healthcare system: Scoping review Amin Houshian, Pre-registration Pharmacist, King’s College Hospital
Medicines optimisation across care boundaries: Experience from a tertiary paediatric asthma clinic Sukeshi Makhecha, Paediatric Respiratory Specialist Pharmacist, Royal Brompton and Evelina Hospitals
Embedding ‘pill’ swallowing training across a UK School of Pharmacy Dr Alice McCloskey, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Liverpool John Moores University
How to manage patients with a food allergy who need parenteral nutrition Stephen Morris, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Roundtables

1A – Come and try a new placebo ODMT (Orodispersible Mini Tablet) Robert Holmes, Maryam Shah, Helen Wilmshurst, Proveca
1B – Discussion around EDI Farrah Khan, Associate Professor Pharmacotherapeutics, London South Bank University
2A – Independent prescribing for neonates and children Nabil Boulos, Specialist Pharmacist Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes, Southampton Children’s Hospital;
Ross Burrows, Lead Pharmacist Paediatric Endocrinology, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales; Nigel Gooding, Consultant Pharmacist – Neonates & Paediatrics, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke’s Hospital; Farrah Khan, Associate Professor Pharmacotherapeutics, London South Bank University; Andrew Lilley, Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital; Andrew Wignell, Divisional Lead Pharmacist (Family Health), Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner (Paediatric Critical Care), Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; Nicola Wilson, PICU Pharmacist, Yorkhill Hospitals Glasgow
2B – The pharmacy challenges of implementing gene therapy medicines into practice Nanna Christiansen, Associate Chief Pharmacist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital; Abigail Mee, Associate Director of Pharmacy – Lead Pharmacist for Women’s and Children’s, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, and Nicola Vasey, Lead Pharmacist, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
3A – Are you new to NPPG conference? Abigail Mee, Associate Director of Pharmacy – Lead Pharmacist for Women’s and Children’s, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
3B – Tablet Swallowing Project – An MDT approach Andreanna Kosmirak, Advanced Clinical Pharmacist – Paediatrics, Leeds Children’s Hospital, and Neoma Jacobs, Play Specialist, Ward L50 & Children’s Dialysis, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

SUNRISE SESSIONS

SS1 – Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) sub-group meeting Committee panel: Mohammed Abou Daya, Paediatric Critical Care Pharmacist, Barts Health NHS Trust; Sylvia George, Paediatric
Critical Care Pharmacist, Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust; Carol Ann Jones, Paediatric Critical Care Pharmacist & NIHR Pre-doctoral clinical academic fellow, Evelina London Children’s Hospital; Andrew Wignell, Divisional Lead Pharmacist (Family Health), Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner (Paediatric Critical Care), Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
SS2 – RIG Asthma and sustainability with round table discussion
Andrew Lilley, Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and Sukeshi Makhecha, Paediatric Respiratory Specialist Pharmacist, Royal Brompton and Evelina Hospitals
SS3 – PANG subgroup committee meeting Emma Williams, Neonatal and Paediatric Gastroenterology Pharmacist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

MASTERCLASSES (75 MINUTES’ IN LENGTH)

M1 – Tackling complex enquiries – Medicines information Dave Abbott, Highly Advanced Pharmacist – Medicines Advice, Leeds Medicines Advice, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
M2 – Extreme prematurity – New guidelines, risks and long-term outcomes Dr Hannah Shore, Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Lead of the Neonatal service, Leeds Children’s Hospital
M3 – Rheumatic diseases in children – An overview Fan lek Leng, Senior Specialist Pharmacist/NIHR Clinical Academic Research Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Parallel sessions

1A – Mental health and anxiety in children Rachel Hogan, Clinical Lead CAMHS Pharmacist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Pharmacy Support Unit
1B – Emergency treatment of inherited metabolic diseases: An overview Thomas Wyllie, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Neonatology & Metabolic Disease, University Hospital of Wales
2A – Obesity and weight management Dr Caroline Steele, Paediatric endocrinologist, Leeds Children’s Hospital
2B – Management of AKI in children: From the ward to critical care – Delivered by Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) Special Interest Group Mohammed Abou Daya, Paediatric Critical Care Pharmacist, Barts Health NHS Trust; Callum Harper, Specialist Paediatric Pharmacist for Neurology and Neurosciences, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (MFT); Carol Ann Jones, Paediatric Critical Care Pharmacist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital
3A – Liver – What’s new? Penny North-Lewis, Advanced Clinical Pharmacist – Paediatric Hepatology, Leeds Children’s Hospital
3B – Long term management of epilepsy Dr Archana Desurkar, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Ryegate Children’s Centre
4A – Effective multi-disciplinary team-based approach to managing childhood constipation Dr J.O. Menakaya, Consultant Paediatrician Lead, PURA QI Project on Childhood Constipation, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
4B – Introduction of standardised parental nutrition in a tertiary neonatal unit Dr Christopher Forster, Neonatal Consultant, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Posters

The online abstracts (free access) of the posters in Archives of Disease in Childhood can be viewed here.

Where linked, click the poster number to view a PDF file of the poster (members only)

P01 Audit of Labinic probiotics on the neonatal unit Gaze, Sian1; Ahmad Fuad, Umair2

1Evelina London’s Hospital; 2King’s College London University

P02 Strive to prescribe and do no harm Junaid, Ebraheem; Rai, Kopila; Aung, Wynn; Driscoll, Sarah; Roe, Laura University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM)

P03 Leflunomide treatment for inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal failure caused by TTC7A deficiency Williams, Emma Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

P04 Clinical pharmacists’ perceptions of the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of paediatric clinical pharmacy services in Hong Kong Sin, Conor; Huynh, Chi; Maidment, Ian Aston University

P05 Treating children with HCV close to home through a  virtual national multidisciplinary network Ahmed, Kinza1; Crook, Joanne2; Tennant, Alison1; North- Lewis, Penny3; Abbasi, Tayebah1; Lloyd, Carla1; Brown, Maxine1; Kelly, Deirdre4 1Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust; 2King’s College NHS Foundation Trust; 3Leeds General Infirmary; 4Liver  Unit, Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

P06 Evaluating the novel role of the paediatric endocrine pharmacist Boulos, Nabil Southampton Children’s Hospital

P07 Discharge medicine supply – Would a different approach positively impact patient flow? Stewart, Marie; Lockett, Alison; Di Bona, Daniella NHS Ayrshire and Arran

P08 Precision medicines in practice: The connection between CFTR modulators and deranged liver enzymes Ireland, Chloe; Aragon Cuevas, Octavio; McCloskey, Alice Liverpool John Moores University

P10 Initiation of bisoprolol in paediatric patients – experience from a specialist paediatric cardiac centre Bueno Gomez, Andrea1; Healy, Mary1; Delle Donne, Grazia2; Bentley, Sian1; Makhecha, Sukeshi1; Daubeney, Piers1; Naqvi, Nitha1; Till, Jan1; Wong, Leonie1 1Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals; 2Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

P11 Adaptation and implementation of standardised concentrations and guardrails technology in paediatric intensive care  Gandhi, Henal1; Rogers, Naomi2; Tugwell, Stephen1; Eftychiou, Linda2; Briar, Charlotte1; Zizkova, Eva1;  Makhecha, Sukeshi 1Royal Brompton Hospital; 2KHP Cardiovascular & Respiratory Partnership Programme

P12 An audit of the use of dexmedetomidine for sedation in a tertiary PICU Healy, Mary1; Bentley, Sian1; Makhecha, Sukeshi1; Al-Dhahir, Sarah2 1Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals; 2University College London

P13 Trametinib for chylothorax management in Noonan syndrome: discussion about efficacy, safety and tolerability Brooks, Teresa; Whiteley, Sarah; Morris, Stephen; Dunlop-Jones, Alix; Hribernik, Ines; Bentham, Jamie Leeds Children’s Hospital

P14 Fluctuation of sirolimus dosing in a child (neonatal to infancy) with cardiac rhabdomyomas Brooks, Teresa; Whiteley, Sarah; Morris, Stephen Leeds Children’s Hospital

P15 Two-Cycle audit on paediatric Vancomycin prescribing and monitoring: Tertiary centre experience Chin, Maxx King Yau1; Williams, Emma2 1East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; 2Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

P16 Audit on outsourcing investigational medicinal product (IMP) production Jenkins, Gethin Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

P17 Licensed, unlicensed or off-label? A snapshot of medicines used in neonatal intensive care Wyllie, Thomas University Hospital of Wales

P18 Prescribing errors in PICU: Identifying prevalence by drug and error type Reilly, Nicola; Thomas, Carla; Smith, Tom; Richards, Bethany Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

P19 Evaluation of the efficacy of intermittent vancomycin infusion dosing in a paediatric population Husain, Nicola1; McCann, Sorcha1; Osman, Shaima2 1Evelina London Children’s Hospital; 2King’s College London

P20 Does Kaftrio reduce IV antibiotic burden in Cystic Fibrosis? A retrospective observational evaluation Kafka, Susan NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

P21 Evaluating the impact of pharmacist teaching to medical students on paediatric prescribing Barbour, Emma; McLister, Niamh Northern Health and Social Care Trust

P22 Implementing GREATix: Learning from excellence in paediatric services Barbour, Emma; Murray, Maeve Northern Health and Social Care Trust

P23 Piracetam for breath-holding spells Shah, Nishma; Gandhi, Henal; Tan, Hui-Leng; Healy, Mary; Makhecha, Sukeshi Royal Brompton Hospital

P24 Compliance audit of ethanol linelocks for prophylaxis and treatment of central line infections Bharania, Bansri; Crook, Joanne; Verma, Anita King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

P25 Improving stock accountability of liquid controlled drugs using rulers in a children’s hospital Yung, Ka Yu Great Ormond Street Hospital

P26 Switching from unlicensed oral Midazolam liquid to a licensed product for preoperative sedation. Patterson, Emma Alder Hey

P27 The accuracy of tablet splitting to provide appropriate paediatric enalapril doses Conquest, Amy; Ames, Matt; Shaw, Helen Proveca Limited

P28 An audit of liver function testing in paediatric patients newly started on Kaftrio Bayliss, Emily The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

P29 Creating a digital patient helpline for Medicines Information at a specialist paediatric hospital Khanderia, Devansh; Acton, Nikki; Dalton, Caroline Great Ormond Street Hospital

P30 Pharmacist led allergy clinic: Improving paediatric patient care Ahmad, Shaista North Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust

P31 Oral Propranolol Liquid: A snapshot survey of concentrations in use Wignell, Andrew1; Duncan, Jennifer2; Gill, Andrea2; Cooper, Helen3; Gooding, Nigel4; Tomlin, Stephen5 1Nottingham Children’s Hospital; 2Alder Hey Children’s NHS FT; 3Evelina London Children’s Hospital; 4Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; 5Great Ormond Street Hospital

P32 To evaluate prophylactic posaconazole prescribing in children under 12 years with primary immunodeficiency Watson, Mairi; Young, Helen; Greener, Sinead Newcastle Upon-Tyne Hospitals

P33 Patient/parent acceptability of different forms of oral hydrocortisone in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Duncan, Jennifer; Bracken, Louise; Seddon, Gabrielle; Hill, Amy; Nuttall, Amy; Clarke, Ellie; Blundell, Pauline; Madine, Sarah; Gill, Andrea Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

P34 The intravenous use of strong potassium chloride in paediatric intensive care (PICU) Sharma, Avinash; Isaac, Rhian Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

P35 Remdesivir in a pre-term neonate – Was it worth it? Kafka, Susan NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

P36 An audit of standardised (NEON) PN use in a tertiary NICU To, Patrick Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

P38 Evaluating compliance to thiopurine monitoring guidelines in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease Treadwell, Maria; Patel, Shiras Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Chelsea & Westminster)

P39 Current sedation practice in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in a UK hospital Abou Daya, Mohammed1; Rashed, Asia2; Benn, Chloe1; Shah, Lekha1 1Barts Health NHS Trust; 2King’s College London

P40 Are 2020 ECCO-ESPGHAN guidelines practiced in the care of children with Crohn’s disease? Treadwell, Maria Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Chelsea & Westminster)

P41 Pharmacists input in managing paediatric patients on the ketogenic diet Deane, Lizanne St Georges University NHS Trust

P42 An audit to assess prescribing of paediatric CD TTOs Junaid, Ebraheem; Agudetse, Audrey University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM

P43 Ketogenic diets – how can pharmacy help? Edrich, Courtney Medicines Information Pharmacy Technician

P44 Alfentanil for analgesia and sedation in children’s critical care Morris, Stephen; Brooks, Teresa Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

P45 MPharm undergraduate knowledge, understanding and perceptions of covert administration of medicines in children Chaywan, Kamonlak; Durkin, Anna; Huynh, Chi; Coleman, Michael Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University

P46 Review of medications/supportive care items prescribed at discharge for paediatric frame patients Sinclair, Fiona; Stillwagon, Olivia Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

P47 Impact of increased pharmacist resource on a level 3 neonatal unit Staton, Nicola; Abbott, Lee; Kapur, Jyoti University Hospitals of North Midlands

Best Poster – Leflunomide Treatment for IBD and intestinal failure caused by TTC7A deficiency (Emma Williams, Addenbrookes)

 

Best Innovation – Ketogenic diets – how can pharmacy help ? (Courtney Edrich, Alder Hey)

 

Best Oral presentation – Medicines Optimisation across care boundaries: Experience from a tertiary paediatric asthma clinic (Sukeshi Makhecha, Royal Brompton and Evelina)

Conference on Twitter

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Agatha

It was to The Old Swan that Agatha Christie famously disappeared in 1926, resulting in a public furore over the 11 days that she could not be traced. Eleven days after her disappearance, Christie was identified as a guest at the Swan Hydropathic Hotel (as the Old Swan was then called) in Harrogate,
Agatha is a 1979 British drama thriller film directed by Michael Apted and starring Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin Hoffman, and Timothy Dalton. The film focuses on Agatha Christie’s famous 11-day disappearance in 1926.

 

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