About the event

Book your place early before the event is oversubscribed!

Develop your clinical knowledge through interactive practical workshops and delivered by nationally renowned experts.

This event is FREE and open to all Pharmacy Professionals. Places are limited and priority given to PCPA members. 

For this event there is a £50 "No Show" fee, if you do not attend or cancel 48hrs prior to the event. Once place has been confirmed, we will be contacting ALL confirmed registrants by phone to confirm attendance prior to the event.

The following companies have provided funding only for this PCPA symposium as part of a sponsorship.
They have had no input into the content, organisation, conduct, or outputs relating to the Event.

Attending sponsors: Abbott / Boehringer Ingelhiem/ Chiesi / Daiichi Sankyo / Novartis / Optum / Rosemont / Theramex

Guest exhibitor: Lupin Healthcare

Information at these stands is intended for UK Healthcare professionals only.

Agenda and workshops

09.00 - 09.20    Registration: Meet, Greet and Network

09.20 -  09.30   Welcome to the day - Graham Stretch & Nipa Patel.

09.30 - 10.00    Pharmacy Integration and innovation to support the delivery of the Long-Term Plan for patients with CVD. Speaker:Helen Williams

10.00 - 10.55    Workshop 1: Choice of two

10.55 - 11.20    Refreshment Break and Exhibition

11.20 - 12.10    Workshop 2: Choice of two  

12.10 - 13.10   Lunch and Exhibition  

13.10 - 14.05   Workshop 3: Choice of two

14.05 - 14.25   Refreshment Break and Exhibition

14.25 - 15.30   Panel discussion - “One Workforce”

15.30 - 16.00   Closing Panel: Workforce innovation discussion session

16.00   Close



10.00 - 10.55    Workshop 1: Choice of two

SGLT2 Inhibitors - The new standard of care for the CV, Renal and Metabolic protection in Type 2 Diabetes. Speaker: Chaandni Kay Devgon


Mental Health – Reviews and Safeguarding in general practice. Speaker: Mushtaq Hassan 

Key points:

  • When to stop? - Addressing inappropriate antidepressant prescribing.
  • Screen for depression and anxiety in people with SMI.
  • Don’t be afraid to refer onwards.


11.20 - 12.10    Workshop 2: Choice of two  

Shared- care decisions with patients to improving management of polypharmacy. Speakers: Dr Julian Treadwell & Lelly Oboh

Key points:

  • Think about whether treatments which are recommended in clinical guidelines are always the right thing for an individual patient.
  • How to use the GP Evidence website to get useful information on the benefits and harms of treatments for long-term conditions
  • Understand the elements of conversations which support shared decision-making with patients


Research in General Practice and advanced credentialling. Speakers: Prof Julian Barrett & Hirminder Ubhi.


13.10 - 14.05   Workshop 3: Choice of two

Delivering lipid management in Primary Care, a pharmacist and pharmacy technicians experience - Speakers: Danny Bartlett and Jennie Smith

Key points:

  • A practical way to assess and target your patient populations that have cardiovascular risk.
  • Utilising not only pharmacists but pharmacy technicians to proactively and collaboratively improve outcomes.
  • How to reduce the burden on secondary care and empower management in primary care

This workshop has been organised and funded by Daiichi Sankyo UK and is for UK healthcare professionals only. Daiichi Sankyo products will be discussed. Daiichi Sankyo has had no further input into the content of this meeting


Simplifying menopause diagnosis and management. Speaker: Veerpal Sandhu

Key points:

  • Menopause presents in many ways beyond hot flushes and night sweats. Learn the many ways a menopausal patient may present.
  • The benefits of HRT reach far beyond vasomotor symptoms. Develop a greater understanding of the risks and benefits of HRT.
  • There is a plethora of HRT treatments available. Gain the knowledge to know which treatment to use and when.

This workshop is sponsored by Theramex UK Ltd and is for UK healthcare professionals only.


Please note:

All places will be confirmed but are on a provisional basis. 

PCPA will contact all registrants to confirm their final place.

PCPA provide all sponsors/exhibitors with a full delegate list. This includes name, job title and county and does not contain any contact details. By registering for this event, you are in agreement with this information to be shared in a closed environment.

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