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Controlled Drugs Summit: Ensuring the Safer Management of Controlled Drugs

Friday 8 Nov 2019

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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The national controlled drugs summit focuses ensuring the Safer Management of Controlled Drugs: Diversion & Abuse, Prescribing and Use. Aimed at Controlled Drugs Accountable Officers, Pharmacists and Prescribers the conference will update you on current national developments, and improve practice learning from case studies.

“CDAOs and nominated controlled drug leads must have oversight of the use of controlled drugs and follow up any unusual use to assure themselves that the arrangements for controlled drugs in their organisation are safe. This should include timely audits and considering treating controlled drugs as high-risk medicines.”

Care Quality Commission, 9th July 2019

“Controlled Drug Accountable Officers (CDAOs) have a statutory responsibility to secure the safe management and use of controlled drugs. They must ensure (and be assured) that procedures are in place within the organisation(s) for which they are responsible to demonstrate this. This includes a duty to monitor the prescribing, supply and administration (if applicable) of all controlled drugs.”

Health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations, Department of Health & NHS England October 2018


This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the safe use, prescribing and management of controlled drugs
  • Understand the national context including developments from the CQC and monitoring adherence to the NICE guidance
  • Update your knowledge on the new controls for pregabalin and gabapentin
  • Reflect on the implications of the  Gosport Inquiry, and the RPS Standards, for the governance and management of Controlled Drugs in your service
  • Understand the scale of abuse and diversion of controlled drugs by healthcare professionals
  • Improve your skills in the identification and management of theft and abuse by staff
  • Learn from police investigations and inspections
  • Understand and develop the role of the controlled drugs accountable officer
  • Improve your skills in the prescribing and prescribing governance of controlled drugs
  • Understand how use electronic ordering and prescribing systems for controlled drugs 
  • Reflect on the use and governance of controlled drugs at the end of life
  • Ensure lessons are learned from the investigation and reporting of controlled drugs incidents
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence
     

Chair and Speakers Include:

Sarah Dennison

National Controlled Drugs Manager
Care Quality Commission

Nishali Patel

Clinical Lead, Digitisation of Pharmacy and Medicines Programme NHS Digital and Chair British Oncology Pharmacy Association Community Pharmacy Subcommittee

Dr Deborah Robertson

Lecturer
School of Health & Society
University of Salford

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

Location
De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities

£365.00

(£438.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£300.00

(£360.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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