GHP/UKCPA 9th Joint National Conference 2013, Harrogate

This year UKCPA and GHP are joining together again to organize 9th Joint Conference, which will be carried out in Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, 17 – 19 May.

You can get acquainted with conference program in this document: 9th Joint Conference Program Overview.

You can find registration form here: Registration Form GHP UKCPA Joint Conference 2013. After completing the form, you can send it back via fax, post or e-mail the UKCPA office. Remember to indicate your work-sessions and fringe meeting options!

To register online follow this link: here you can fill in online PDF-form free.

Because of increasing popularity, coming GHP/UKCPA Joint Conference places for accommodation at Majestic Hotel are already SOLD OUT! That’s why we took care of suitable accommodation in the hotel at walking distance – all reservations sent after 23rd April, 2013 will be registered there for both days – Friday and Saturday. Nonetheless, we can provide few rooms available for Saturday night only at Majestic and then you will offered to relocate for the other night. If you want to save as much money as possible on your stay with us and use non-residential delegate fees and choose hotel affordable for your budget, you are very welcome to do so. All delegates can visit networking sessions at the host hotel outside the Conference program, and gala dinner* if desired (*can be changed).

We can’t wait to see you there!

Best regards,

This event is exclusive conference for pharmacists held every year in NHS, managed by two pharmacy organisations GHP/UKCPA working as partners to expand education and development of their members from pre-qualification, post-registration and specialization and for some beyond into post practice or retirement.

We have introduced this perfection basing on full and variable program both educationally and socially with comprehensive possibilities to network with peers and colleagues. Plenary discussions will overview lots of national issues which will improve knowledge, interactive workshops will provide advanced practice, and social events will present opportunity for better informal interaction and learning.


We are grateful for the support of industry sponsors that allow us to increase your networking opportunities, provide greater exposure to changes in healthcare and delivery, and ensure we can deliver the conference at an economic price. But I am sure they will accept that their involvement, although welcome and vital, should not be the core function of a conference. The key feature of this conference is that the presenters are leading practitioners in their field, and thus provide the opportunity to help you to improve and develop your own staff and services.

We anticipate a high turnout for the work sessions due to the excellent quality of presenters, and there are a wide range of topics to suit all, irrespective of interest and experience. Some sessions will be more popular than others and allocation is on a first come first served basis. But stretch yourself and avoid the crowds evidence suggests that when faced with continuing education opportunities we tend to choose those we already know something about, whereas we actually learn more from those where initial knowledge is minimal.

Plenary sessions include: Circle of Doom Roy Lilley, Please Treat me right Tony West, Introducing the NHS Trust Development Authority: Delivering Quality and Medicines Optimisation Richard Seal, A patients perspective on patient safety, From the people who brought us straight bananas (implementing EU Sharps Guidance), Martin Roff, Developing the research pharmacist workforce for patient benefit and public health Beth Allen and the Pfizer Patient Safety Award 2013 presentation.

Worksessions including: Mentoring: Myths and Magic, Medication safety and quality, Transforming a department in difficult times, Francis 2 what does this mean?, Discovering Personality Styles Helping leaders become more effectiec communicators, Making your writing more readable, 3 x Medicines Safety and Quality sessions focusing on potassium, insulin and opioid overdose never events, Patient experience: The patients perspective, Clinical Pharmacy and Procurement working together to release savings for the NHS and keeping the patient experience safe, Counteracting Counterfeiting, Crossing the interface revolutionising transfer of care, Medicines commissioning within prescribed services, VTE Prevention and Management the next phase, Using new technologies to enhance the patient experience, and Involving patients in decisions about them an introduction to Shared Decision Making.

Medical exhibition: an opportunity to find out what’s happening in industry and what is new on the market, as well as talking to your industry colleagues about what is needed in practice.

Social programme: A mix of informal lunches and suppers, plus the fantastic gala dinner and disco on Saturday evening.

Abstract submissions
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Fees: You can choose the full accommodation included in your registration fee in order to take advantage of staying at the conference hotel and networking with your colleagues. We also offer day delegate rates if you would prefer to organize your own accommodation. See the delegate information booklet (available shortly) for more details.

Please contact if you would like any further information.

Travel: From the A1 North – Before reaching the A1(M) leave the A1 following the signposts for Ripon and the A61. Continue past Ripon and follow the signs for Harrogate. Approaching the town centre, you will see the Cairn Hotel on the right and turn immediately left onto Springfield Avenue, turning right into the Barceló Majestic Hotel car park.

From A1(M) South – Exit at Wetherby onto the A661 following signs for Harrogate town centre. Once you have passed Harrogate Town Football Club (on right) you will approach a roundabout (junction with A59) turn left, continue until the next roundabout, turning right onto the A61. Stay on the A61 through the town centre, passing traffic lights and St George Hotel. Springfield Avenue is the next turning on the right, then turn immediately right into the hotel car park.

NEAREST AIRPORT: Leeds Bradford 12.4m


Parking facilities: 250 Car Park Spaces

Please note: Receipt of your registration form in the UKCPA office will be acknowledged with a confirmation email. If you do not receive confirmation of your reservation within 7 days of submitting your form, please contact the UKCPA Office to ensure your booking has been received.

The UKCPA, on occasion, secures non promotional educational grants from corporate members/partners to support the financial costs for some masterclasses/work sessions that it organises. A list of corporate members/partners providing these non promotional educational grants for any UKCPA event can be obtained by contacting Marie Matthews, UKCPA General Manager, tel: 0116 2889889 or email: UKCPA is keen to work with all its corporate members/partners within the ABPIs Code of Practice.

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