Recent years have seen the implementation of significant changes in the regulation of pharmacy practice. Now, UCA-NI Ltd, in conjunction with Profile, is delighted to announce a dynamic and innovative conference, which will take an in-depth look at all regulatory issues. Whether you’re a pharmacist, a manager, a pharmacy technician – any part of the pharmacy team – you need to be there!

With community pharmacy continually being promoted as the ‘first  port of call for healthcare’, it’s vitally important that pharmacy contractors keep both themselves and their teams fully up to date with the plans for pharmacy of the future and with all related professional regulations.

Where the objective of proposed changes is primarily to improve patient safety, changes also add additional challenges for pharmacists working in day-to-day practice. It is essential that pharmacists and those who run and are responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical services  are familiar with – and understand – what these regulations – legal, ethical and governance – are and how they impact and define contemporary professional practice. This one-day professional conference is designed to do this.

The conference, which is to be held at Crowne Plaza, Shaws Bridge in Belfast on Saturday 1 February 2020, and which will take place before the annual Pharmacy in Focus Awards – is designed for all those with an     interest in any aspect of community pharmacy:    pharmaceutical contractors, community pharmacy managers, locum pharmacists, practice-based pharmacists, stakeholder organisations, Health and Social Care Trust personnel and Health and Social   Care Board personnel.

In addition to the fact that the conference will give all involved the opportunity to network with colleagues and discuss and educate themselves on issues relevant to community pharmacy regulation, it will also provide an opportunity for all attendees to be updated on changes to the laws and ethics governing pharmacies and pharmacy practice. 

The Government’s vision for professional governance has been made clear, but this conference will enable delegates to understand the relationship between law, ethics and good governance and how it relates to patient safety                    

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