Medicines in Management in Care Homes - Learning From the Past, Looking to the Future

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

Friday 19th October 2007

This was a practical and interactive workshop for PCT Managers, Care Home Managers and Community Pharmacists, as well as voluntary sector colleagues who are concerned about standards in care homes.  The event was well attended with 74 delegates learning more about the areas looked at.  The workshop covered issues with medicines management in Care Homes as well as identifying the implications of new guidance recently published in this area.  We heard from a range of expert speakers and had a chance to put the learning into action. To download the programme please click here

The workshop was developed in partnership by Ask About Medicines, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) and the English Community Care Association (ECCA).  

A Conference Report providing an overview of the presentations, plenary sessions and the workshop discussions is available to download here.  You can also download any of the five presentations from the day by clicking on the appropriate title below:

'Care Homes: The Importance of Asking About Medicines' - Joanne Shaw, Ask About Medicines

'People at the Centre of Care - How Care Homes (England) Manage Medicines in 2007' - Hazel Sommerville, Head Pharmacist, CSCI

'The User Perspective' - Dr Gillian Dalley, Chief Executive, The Relatives and Residents Association

'The Care Home Perspective' - Martin Green, Chief Executive, ECCA

'Medicines Handling in Social Care Guidance Document: A Step in the Right Direction' - Christine Clark, freelance medical writer and independent pharmaceutical consultant

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