Upcoming Events

NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Technical Services Symposium 2017

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester.  CH1 2BD

Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th November 2017

 

PROPOSED LIST OF TOPICS

 

25 years of progress in aseptics: 1992-present day

Aseptic Services Review and the issues of outsourcing preparations

Perspectives of standardisation of PN

Perspectives of PN testing

The Great Debate - Automation of aseptics:  Is it achievable and can the process be assured

Aspects of MHRA Inspection in light of Annex 1

Variation breeds errors

Computer validation and data integrity – what do we have to do

Assessing consistency in testing: Pharmassure

Interpreting microbiology: Maldi-TOF IDs

Developments in the BP:  Chapters on Aseptics and Parenteral Nutrition

Cytotoxic exposure and its risks – A reality check

The development of a novel aseptic treatment of brain tumours

Gene therapy: realisation of a promise

 

In addition

  • The French perspective – sessions from GERPAC
  • Key PTQA projects
  • Commercial sessions – the scientific foundations of commercially available products
  • Posters – Submissions are invited on any aspect of work relating to pharmaceutical quality assurance or  pharmaceutical technical services.  Posters will be considered in two divisions: “Practice” and “Scientific research”.  Application forms will be available shortly, and further details are available from QA&TSS@uhs.nhs.uk .

Network opportunities

  • Exhibition – potentially up to 45 exhibitors
  • Exhibition reception
  • Symposium dinner

The Symposium Organising Committee reserve the right to alter the programme as necessary

Poster presentations

Posters – Submissions are invited on any aspect of work relating to pharmaceutical quality assurance or  pharmaceutical technical services.  Posters will be considered in two divisions: “Practice” and “Scientific research”.  Application forms will be available shortly, and further details are available from QA&TSS@uhs.nhs.uk .

 

For further details and any applications please contact:

 

Mrs Brenda J. Manley

• PA to the All-Wales Quality Assurance Specialist Pharmacist, Mr Mark Oldcorne

St Mary's Pharmaceutical Unit (SMPU)

20 Field Way, Cardiff.  CF14 4HY (Sat Nav: CF14 4UH)

Tel : 029 20 74 8121 / Fax: 029 20 74 8130

E-mail : Brenda.Manley@wales.nhs.uk

Website:  www.smpu.wales.co.uk

 

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SW Product Approval Accreditation Programme (PAAP)

 

Applications are now being taken for the SW Product Approval Accreditation Programme (PAAP) on 31st October & 1st November 2017

 

Please do take a bit of time to consider this programme. Regional QA and SW SPMs highly recommend the training days for all accountable pharmacists as well as for the more usual target audience of newly appointed or rotating  ‘Authorised Pharmacists’; experienced pharmacy technicians  (subject to them meeting entry criteria as per the programme handbook)

 

The Product Approval Accreditation Programme meets the needs of the NHS Aseptic Accreditation Framework to provide a nationally recognised qualification for pharmacy technicians and pharmacists involved in product approval (release) under the section 10 exemption.

 

It is recognised that this is a critical activity and those pharmacy professionals who are involved must be properly trained and have the appropriate skills and knowledge to safely perform this function.

 

The most recent edition of Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services (QAAPS)  (Beany Edition 5, 2016 Ch 14 product approval) states that “A formal, recorded decision of product approval (release) should be taken by an Accredited Product  Approver before a product is released…”  and  “The Accountable pharmacist must ensure that robust systems are in place to train, assess and authorise individuals to carry out the product approval process..”. All NHS unlicensed units are audited against QAAPS.

 

The SW Product Approval Accreditation Programme (PAAP) meets the needs of these criteria.

 

Please encourage applications!

  

A pre-course assessment is required for applicants intending to complete the full accreditation so please apply as soon as possible to allow completion prior to the programme induction

 

Full details regarding the programme can be found on the SWMIT website here: h ttp://bit.ly/2dmaSaF

 

Applications can be made online here:  http://bit.ly/2dmaSaF

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Ellen Williams (post registration pharmacy technician accreditations lead) at ellen.williams@nhs.net or SWPharmacyTraining@UHBristol.nhs.uk if you have any questions."

 

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