Celebrating its 10th year, The Pharmacy Show is by far the largest pharmacy training event in the UK and plays a vital role in supporting both community, primary and secondary care pharmacy professionals with free continued professional development (CPD) content covering strategy, tactics, clinical, business, public health, digital health, leadership and GP practice pharmacy training and advice vital for the future of the profession. 

The Pharmacy Show is delighted to be working with a steering panel of professionals brought together to help direct and support the education programme for the show. You can find out more about them here www.thepharmacyshow.co.uk/steeringpanel

Below is a brief insight into each theatre and its content and what delegates can expect by attending.

Keynote Theatre

This will home the big topics affecting pharmacy RIGHT NOW and debate the issues facing pharmacy beyond 2017. With government officials, regulatory and leadership organisations, to entrepreneurs and grass roots pharmacists this will be a two day conference programme not to be missed.  

Community pharmacy has never faced as many challenges and opportunities as it does now, and these updates will give you an insight as to what’s now, what’s next and how it affects you. 

Speakers and topics include:

  • An update from NHS England
  • Contract updates from the PSNC
  • Panel session: “Future of Pharmacy I - Community Pharmacy Owners”
  • Quality Payments – Getting ready for November
  • What does rebalancing, supervision and FMD mean for the profession
  • Revalidation and new standards update from GPhC
  • An update from the RPS

Business Theatre

This theatre will deliver 30 minute “how to” sessions with simple, top tips and practical advice that pharmacy professionals and business owners can take away and put into practice the next day. Marketing, improving efficiency’s, motivating staff, time management, finance planning, making more sales, implementing a service and making it profitable will all be high up on the agenda.

  • Brexit and implications for pharmacy
  • Travel health - How can pharmacy dominate this space?
  • Panel discussion: How leadership has helped your practice and business
  • Improving your data: How the right data insights can improve pharmacy business and patient outcomes
  • What services are other pharmacies running successfully and how.

Pharmacy Technology Theatre

What technological advances are available and how can they improve outputs within your pharmacy? Find out and more in this show-floor dedicated theatre.

  • Delivery app; the new way of tracking pharmacy deliveries
  • Automation within pharmacy
  • The opportunities of social media within community pharmacy
  • Temperate control monitoring
  • The role of technology in the future of community pharmacy

PSNC Pharmacy Services Innovation Theatre

This will inspire and motivate you with ideas around commissioned services (for additional income streams, ways to connect with CCGs, LAs and local charities), and importantly will showcase what community pharmacy is capable of across the country and give you the knowledge of what you can do to make a difference within the communities you serve.   

Topics include:

  • Asthma review
  • Sore throat service
  • Enabling patient health improvements through COPD
  • Discharge Medicines Review
  • Hypertension and AF Screening
  • HLP: How to get started and how to go big
  • HIV Testing
  • Parkinsons MUR
  • Supporting NHS 111

Clinical Theatre

Covering the major therapy areas with advanced clinical content and delivering clinical updates which include the consultation and soft skills needed when managing patients with long term conditions. 

Topics covered include:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Cancer Care
  • Cardio Vascular
  • Mens and Womens Health
  • Sepsis
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Antibiotic Prescribing

Public Health & Wellbeing Forum

This theatre will give delegates content mapped to the public health agenda. Get practical advice for running health and wellbeing clinics also covering HLP – how and why. 

  • Cancer prevention
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sexual Health
  • Vaccinations
  • National diabetes prevention programme
  • Mental Health
  • Pain management

Primary Care Pharmacy Theatre

This theatre will support clinical pharmacists in their new practice-based role, and offer advice to those keen to integrate community pharmacy with general practice.

  • How to integrate community and general practice services
  • How to approach GPs about having practice pharmacists
  • How to set up a clinic in general practice
  • How to develop scope of practice in general practice

Career Development Zone

This NEW for 2017 theatre has content crucial to pharmacy leaders of tomorrow and programmed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Topics include: 

  • Overview of upcoming professional standards for pharmacy
  • What does best practice look like? A showcase of innovators in community pharmacy
  • New error reporting standards
  • What’s ‘hot’ in community pharmacy; supervision, legislation changes
  • Murray report; vision for the future of community pharmacy
  • Integrated care update
  • Money – Mind the gap, delivering service excellence
  • How to be happier at work – career and professional development, addressing the happiness gap
  • Revalidation ready – simplifying CPD
  • New and emerging career opportunities - including GP Pharmacy, opportunities in industry – hear from those who have already made the leap, what’s it really like?

CloserStill reserve the right to amend content without prior warning. The conference has been brought to you by CloserStill Media Medical in association with our partners and sponsors. The views and opinions of the speakers are not necessarily those of CloserStill Media Medical or of our partners and sponsors. Sponsors have not had any input into the programme except where an individual session states it’s sponsored. The session topic and speaker have been developed by each sponsoring company.

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Exhibitor Testimonials

  • It’s been great to see the engagement from pharmacy, coming to learn and wanting to know about what we’re doing. It’s been really encouraging.
    David Stephens, Pharmacy Sales Manager
  • The show is very professional – it’s well organised and there’s great communication with the team which really makes a difference. You feel like you’re part of something bigger.
    Siobhan Murphy, Engagement Lead
    NHS Digital
  • We are seeing delegates looking for change and innovative new products. They want to make a difference to their pharmacy, so they attend this show for ideas and to discuss possible improvements to their day-to-day operations.
    Anup Sodha, Director


Learning opportunities

  • Two days of world class CPD education
  • Business insight with take home lessons
  • 8 education streams
  • Over 400 exhibiting companies

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