SIG – Cardiology


The NPPG Paediatric Cardiology (PC) Special Interest Group

Committee members
Chair-Susie Gage, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (UBHW)

Click here for details and biographies of the organising committee

Committee meetings
The committee aims to meet once a month. Minutes are to be kept for each meeting.

Subgroup membership
All subgroup members must be NPPG paid members. 

Those interested in becoming members of the subgroup need to email the chair and will automatically become a subgroup member on doing so.

No affiliations yet, but hope to get better representation at Cardiac Network and NHSE CRG level.

The NPPG PC sub-group primarily focuses on pharmacists working within paediatric cardiology. The aim of the subgroup is to be representative of PC pharmacists across the nation and to facilitate appropriate and efficient use of medicines and pharmaceutical care for patients in PCC.

There will be some cross-over and jointed up working with the NICU and PICU subgroups, with shared learning.

1. To support, promote and advise on delivery of best pharmaceutical care to PC patients.
2. To maintain a network and provide a platform for paediatric cardiology pharmacy staff to enhance management of children’s medicines, sharing good practice and reducing duplication of work.
3. To represent and champion PC pharmacy within the NPPG.
4. To develop links with Networks and encourage pharmacist PC membership
5. To develop educational resources and signpost to resources developed by other providers.
6. To assist NPPG committee responses to national consultations.







• Develop a committee and a vision for this group
• Develop education material/sign posting for resources for PC pharmacists
• To establish an effective method of communicating with NPPG PC SIG members; through an email distribution list (NHS Networks)
• Carry out regular PC subgroup meetings, quarterly
• Review/benchmark PC staffing 
• Report back to NPPG Committee on a regular basis
• Align the group to NPPG overall objectives