Conference 2023

The NPPG 29th annual professional conference & exhibition took place on Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th November 2023 at Cranage Hall in Cheshire.

Abstracts have now been published in Archives of Disease in Childhood – click here

To view abstracts of the short papers and posters scan or click the QR Code

Where hyperlinked presentations slides are available in the member area

Friday 3rd November  

Roundtable sessions 1 

Roundtable 1A           Come and discuss the benefits and challenges of standardising oral liquid concentrations Helen Cooper, Lead Pharmacist for Unlicensed Specials and Medicines Value, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust,  Andrea Gill, Principal Pharmacist Medication Safety and Governance and Senior Research Pharmacist – Paediatric Medicines Research Unit (PMRU), Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Jennifer Duncan, Research Pharmacist, Paediatric Medicines Research Unit (PMRU), Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust; Andrew Wignell, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner (PICU)/Lead Pharmacist (Family Health), Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Roundtable 1B Innovation in Paediatric medicine development Supported by Proveca

Roundtable 1C Smart Pumps – Where to Start, Who to Help? Adam Sutherland, Associate Professor in Quality and Safety in Healthcare, School of Pharmacy and Medical Science, University of Bradford

Roundtable sessions 2

Roundtable 2A NPPG Position Statements: how helpful are they in your practice; what would make them more helpful; and what would you like to see in the future? Andrew Wignell, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner (PICU)/Lead Pharmacist (Family Health), Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Roundtable 2B Implementation of ATMPs: (important considerations for) pharmacy readiness Satvinder Mahal, Principal Pharmacist, Advanced Therapies, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London Supported by Pfizer 

Roundtable 2C Vaping Professor Ian Sinha, Asthma Lead and Dr Karl Holden, Clinical Fellow, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

 

Saturday 4th November 

Sunrise sessions

Sunrise session 1        Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) sub-group meeting Mohammed Abou-Daya, PCCU Pharmacist, Barts Health NHS Trust, Carol Ann Jones, Paediatric Critical Care Pharmacist & NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow

Sunrise session 2        Supporting Pharmacy practice in a DGH Ashifa Trivedi, Lead Pharmacist Women and Children, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Andrew Wignell, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner (PICU)/Lead Pharmacist (Family Health), Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Sunrise session 3        RIG sub-group meeting  Sukeshi Makhecha, Paediatric Respiratory Pharmacist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Sarah Popple, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner – Children’s Respiratory Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester, and Andrew Lilley, Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager, Lead Respiratory Pharmacist, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner (Respiratory), Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Sunrise session 4        Development of NICU subgroup Sian Gaze, Highly Specialist Pharmacist – Neonates, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Sunrise session 5        Role of the Pharmacy Technician – integration of role  Patricia Hayes, Pharmacy Operations Manager, Evelina London Pharmacy

 Plenary sessions

Chair’s welcome and introduction Nanna Christiansen, Chief Children’s Pharmacist and Associate Chief Pharmacist – Evelina London Women’s & Children’s Clinical Group, Chair, NPPG

What’s new in children’s medicine? Steve Tomlin, Director of the Children’s Medicines Centre, Associate Chief Pharmacist – Research and Innovation, Great Ormond Street Hospital 

Keynote address – Medication Safety – Why it should be your priority. An invitation to become a medication safety activist Emma Kirk, Specialist Pharmacist – Lead Medication Safety, MSO Network Lead, NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service and Lead Pharmacist Medicine Safety and Medication Safety Officer, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Keynote address – A perfectly imperfect leadership journey Alison Tennant, Chief Pharmacist and Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

 Short papers in the spotlight 1 Chair: Ashifa Trivedi, Lead Pharmacist Women and Children, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Assessing the suitability of an electronic scoring tool to prioritise paediatric pharmaceutical care Chris Paget, Lead Pharmacist – Paediatric Critical Care and Surgery, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Introducing a pharmacy medicines management technician to paediatric oncology outpatient and day unit Munachiso Arthur, Specialist Pharmacist for Children and Young People, Royal Marsden Hospital

An exploratory study to characterise dosing instructions on dispensed paediatric medicines labels Faiza Latheef, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Implementing a mycology multi-disciplinary team (mdt) at a tertiary children’s hospital. Orlagh McGarrity, Infection Pharmacist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Childrens and families’ views of 3d-printed | personalised medicines in clinical practice Munsur Ahmed, Senior Specialist Pharmacist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Panel discussion – Supporting the professional development of the paediatric pharmacy workforce Chair: Steve Tomlin, Director of the Children’s Medicines Centre, Associate Chief Pharmacist – Research and Innovation, Great Ormond Street Hospital Panellists: Joseph Oakley, Associate Director of Education & Professional Development (interim), Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Alison Tennant, Chief Pharmacist and Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Chloe Benn, Consultant Pharmacist Paediatrics, Barts Health NHS Trust

 NPPG update and AGM Nanna Christiansen,  Chair, NPPG

 Short papers in the spotlight 2 Chair: Neil Caldwell, Consultant Pharmacist, Children’s Services, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Honorary Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

Exploring the factors affecting patient access to authorised paediatric medicines in clinical practice Dr Mandy Wan, Lead Pharmacy Clinical Trials Service, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Paediatric clinical pharmacy staffing in district general hospitals: the state of the nation Ashifa Trivedi, Lead Pharmacist Women and Children, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Primary care healthcare professionals’ experience regarding issues with neonatal medicines following discharge Cara Sutton, Specialist Paediatric Pharmacist, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Impact of compassionate access to targeted therapies in paediatric cancer a pharmacy perspective Pritesh Patel, Haematology/Oncology Pharmacist – Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Evaluation of a research prioritisation event for parents who administer medicines at home Stephen Morris, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist – Rotational (Paediatric Oncology and Haematology), Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Parallel sessions

Drugs and feeding tubes Courtney Edrich, Specialist Accredited Medicines Information Pharmacy Technician, and Jenni Norwood, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Formulation choice in anti-seizure medications (ASMs) and an Emerging Epilepsy Pharmacy Network Dr Janine Barnes, Neurology Specialist Pharmacist, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and Steve Tomlin, Director of the Children’s Medicines Centre, Associate Chief Pharmacist – Research and Innovation, Great Ormond Street Hospital Session spomnsored by  Desitin

Paediatric asthma – getting the basics right and more Sukeshi Makhecha, Paediatric Respiratory Pharmacist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Sarah Popple, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner – Children’s Respiratory Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester, and Andrew Lilley, Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager, Lead Respiratory Pharmacist, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner (Respiratory), Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

CPPE Fundamentals of child Health e-course Sara Visram, Learning and Development Pharmacist, CPPE  

Paediatric palliative care: Symptom management Stephanie Smith, Senior Paediatric Pharmacist: Rheumatology Network pharmacist for CHEERS/Palliative Care pharmacist for East of England symptom management and palliative care service RAaFT, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Building your confidence as a non-medical prescriber Jo Crook, Consultant Pharmacist Paediatrics, HEE/ NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow, King’s College Hospital and Bansri Bharania, Lead Pharmacist Women and Children’s, Kings College Hospital London

An introduction to the treatment of children with cancer and the role of the pharmacist Caroline Osborne, Principal Pharmacist Oncology Team Manager, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and Vicky Holden, Lead Pharmacist, Children’s Cancer Services, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

 Sunday 5th November 

Chair’s welcome and round-up  Nanna Christiansen, Chair, NPPG

Born preterm – what next? Dr Ranganath Ranganna, Consultant Neonatologist, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

Motivational speaker – How to beat the pharmacy burnout – Solution through prevention Harpreet Chana, Founder/CEO, The Mental Wealth Academy

 Best short papers and poster awards 2023

Best oral presentation An exploratory study to characterise dosing instructions on dispensed paediatric medicines labels Faiza Latheef, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Best poster – Medicines management in patients and carers with learning difficulties Harry Davies, University Hospital Southampton

Innovation award Should discharge prescriptions be pre-screened by pharmacy technicians in a tertiary paediatric hospital Nicola Wilson, Lorraine Mellon, Andrew Stockton, Royal Hospital for Children, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Masterclass sessions

Type 1 diabetes – from emergency to long-term management Nabil Boulos, Specialist Pharmacist Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes, Southampton Children’s Hospital

Exploring the potential of genomic medicine for paediatrics: from fundamentals to application Nicola Husain, Education & Training Lead, South East Genomic Medicine Service / Neonatal & Paediatric Pharmacy Group

             

Exhibitors Alturix Baxter Cenote Chiesi Desitin Diurnal Ethypharm Kora Healthcare Nova labs Nordic pharma Orphalan Proveca Pfizer Recordati rare disease Rosemont Serb (Veriton) Trudell medical

 

 

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