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17–18 October 2018, Birmingham NEC

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DDA 2018 Draft conference programme

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The DDA 2018 Annual Conference

The Dispensing Doctors’ Association (DDA) has announced its draft conference programme for 2018.

The theme of the conference is Dispensing – staying ahead of the curve.

As well as receiving the bespoke conference programme of dispensing practice content, DDA members will also be able to take away free copies of the new 2019 DDA Dispensing Guidance, which is being updated to include key information on the following aspects of dispensing practice

  • General Data Protection Regulation (2018)
  • The Falsified Medicines Directive (2019)
  • Changes to pharmaceutical services legislation (control of entry).

This is the fifth year the DDA conference has been held alongside the Best Practice conference and exhibition.

Wed 17 October 2018

09:50 to 09:55 – Matthew Isom – chief executive, Dispensing Doctors’ Association – Introduction

09:55 to 10:45 – Dr Lambourn, chair, RCGP Rural Forum – Is there a future for rural general practice – Invited

10:50 -11:30 – Dr Richard Vautrey – chair, GPC – Rural general practice – Confirmed

12:00 to 13:00 – Dr Richard West – chair, DDA – Chairman’s address, followed by DDA AGM – confirmed

13.00 to 13.30 – Sponsored talk – PSUK  – Electronic Prescription Service

14.00 – 14.45 – Falsified Medicines Directive

15:50 to 16:30 – Charlotte Goodson, lead advisor, Primary Care Commissioning

16.45 – Drinks reception for DDA members and invited guests

Thursday 18 October 2018

09.55 to 10:45 – Roy Lilley – Is there a future for rural general practice?

12.00 -12.40 – Dispensing in a digital age – technology review

13:50 to 14:30 –Jacinta Edgar, DDA board member  – Mergers and acquisitions – dispensing at scale

14:35 to 15:30 – Dr Philip Koopowitz, DDA board member – Hints and tips for improving margins

Draft conference programme - (content may be subject to change)

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