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NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Committee / TSET Education & Training dates 2018

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Understanding Microbiology for Aseptic Services - University of Leeds Short Course

A new one day course covering:

  • intelligent monitoring
  • interpretation of data
  • control measures
  • trending data
  • investigations

This course has been specifically designed to give you an overview of practical microbiology and is ideal for those currently working in the aseptic services field. In particular accountable pharmacists should consider attending this course along with:

  • releasing officers;
  • chief/senior technicians;
  • authorised pharmacists;
  • product approvers; and
  • production managers.

Further information can be found here: Understanding Microbiology for Aseptic Services.

Tuesday 18th September 2018 – 9:00 to 16:30

Cost: £275

Village Hotel, Leeds North

Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group

Breaking down the barriers to widespread delivery of ATMPs

Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) are innovative and potentially life-changing treatments for patients. They are biological medicines incorporating gene therapies, somatic cellular therapies and tissue engineered medicines.

ATMPs now have become a real therapeutic option requiring NHS pharmacy and clinicians to be involved in the delivery of marketed medicines as well as of clinical trials.  Advanced Therapy Treatment Centres (ATTCs) have been set up to ensure that UK patients are able to access ATMPs and to ensure that the UK continues to be at the forefront of ATMP manufacture and clinical delivery.

The aim of this meeting is inform the audience about the ATMP journey from concept to commercialisation - looking at regulatory hot topics for both GMP and GCP, challenges to hospital implementation, the role of Pharmacy, the role of the ATTC, ways to address the QP expertise deficit and give a forum for networking and discussion.

This programme will appeal to Chief Pharmacists, Clinical Trials Pharmacy Managers, Hospital Research and

Development, sponsors, QPs, and member of the ATMP Manufacturing Community.

Thursday 11th October 2018

Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA

More information can be found here

Product Approval Accreditation Programme

The South West Product Approval Accreditation Programme is a regional scheme that has been developed to deliver a functional and high-quality training and assessment programme for individuals who carry out the task of “product approval” for aseptic products, prepared within hospital pharmacies under section 10 exemption from the Medicines Act 1968.

The programme addresses the training requirements of both pharmacists and suitably trained and experienced, registered pharmacy technicians. As a result, the accreditation must be applied alongside an operating framework that ensures that pharmacist supervision and other governance and safety requirements are fulfilled.

Mon 1 Oct 2018: start 09:00 Until Tue 2: end 17:00

£500.00 (£280.00)

For further information, please contact: Ellen Williams: Ellen.Williams2@UHBristol.nhs.uk tel: 0117 342 3542



NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Technical Services Symposium 2018

Proposed topics

  • An MHRA Inspector’s view of audit expectations and the new Annex 1
  • Aseptic errors: a recent review
  • Examples of setting up an ATMP service
  • Future of Pharmacy Technician Training for Aseptics
  • Developments in ionising hydrogen peroxide: a new approach
  • National Aseptics Review – where are we, the way forward, what have we learnt?
  • New and revised APP – to meet your future needs
  • What does an aseptic environmental strategy look like?

In addition:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Plenary, Dual and Break-out sessions
  • Exhibition Stands
  • ‘The Great Debate’
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Poster Presentations

Further information and application forms can be found here.

Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th November 2018 – 9:00 to 16:30

Cost: NHS early bird rate £295 (NHS bookings received before 21st September 2018), NHS standard rate £350, Non-NHS rate £450

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester, CH1 2BD

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