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DDA Annual Conference

DDA Annual Conference

The DDA conference 2021 will again take place alongside the Best Practice exhibition and conference between Wednesday-Thursday 13-14 October 2021.

Subject to COVID restrictions, this will take place as a face-to-face event.     

The provisional conference programme is as follows. Delegates are advised to check the programme before making travel arrangements.


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Wednesday 13 October

10.05 – 10.45 – Dr David Jenner, DDA Board Member

11.00 – 11.45 – Sponsored talk – AAH

12.00 – 12.50 – Dr Richard West, DDA chairman, and Matthew Isom, DDA chief executive – State of the Nation (including Q & A)

12.50 – 12.55 – DDA AGM

13.30 – 14.15 – Dr Katharine Edmonds – Green General Practice and Dispensing (including Q & A)

14.20 – 15.05 – Sponsored talk – Dispensing Doctor Solutions

15.10 – 16.00 – Roy Lilley – health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator 

16.15 – 17.30 – Drinks Reception (DDA invited guests only)

Thursday 14 October

10.05 – 10.45 – Dr Ben Burgess – DSQS (including Q & A)

11.00 – 11.45 – Sponsored talk -TEVA

12.00 – 12.50 – Charlotte Goodson, Primary Care Commissioning advisor

13.30 – 14.15 – Dr Neil Windsor-Jones, DDA Board Member – Drug Tariff and the DM+D made simple

14.20 – 15.05 – Sponsored talk – tbc

15.10 – 16.00 – Dr David Baker, DDA Board Member – Dispensing Past, Present and Future


Reasons to attend:

Free for healthcare professionals, the DDA conference is an unrivalled opportunity to hear the latest updates in dispensing practice and network with your peers.

200 exhibitors will also showcase their latest products and solutions for GPs, practice managers, business development managers and practice nurses. In addition:

  • Attendees can gain over 12 hours of CPD certified training
  • More than 4,000 senior decision makers attending from primary care community
  • This is the fourth year I have come to Best Practice. This year it has been particularly useful for me because I will soon be taking over from our practice manager who is retiring so I have been picking up a lot of useful information about HR and dispensing. The DDA theatre has been particularly informative.
    Louise Smith
    Practice Manager, Yoxall Practice
  • I have found the exhibition very useful this year because my practice is about to undergo a significant premises expansion and we need a lot of new equipment. I have particularly enjoyed the DDA talks this year and networking with all the other members of the primary care team who visit this event.
    Wendy Shaw
    Practice Manager, Burbage surgery

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