Proposals to Extend Medicines Responsibilities - Public Engagement Event - Wales

31 January 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm
Life Sciences Hub Wales, 3 Assembly Square, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4PL, United Kingdom
Calendar 2019-01-31 10:00:00 2019-01-31 15:00:00 Europe/London Proposals to Extend Medicines Responsibilities - Public Engagement Event - Wales For event information please visit: https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/39583 Life Sciences Hub Wales, 3 Assembly Square, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4PL, United Kingdom Contact
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On behalf of the four nations NHS England is leading the Chief Professions Officers’ Medicines Mechanisms (CPOMM) programme to take forward work to extend prescribing or supply and administration of medicines responsibilities to a number of regulated health professions.

NHS England will shortly be consulting on UK-wide proposals to extend medicines responsibilities to 8 regulated health professions as outlined below:

  • use of patient group directions by:
      • clinical scientists
      • biomedical scientists
  • operating department practitioners

 

  • use of exemptions by:
    • dental therapists
    • dental hygienists
  • amendment of:
    • the list of controlled drugs that can currently be prescribed by physiotherapist independent prescribers
    • the list of controlled drugs that can currently be prescribed by podiatrist independent prescribers
    • the list of medicines that paramedics can currently administer in emergency situations using exemptions

All the consultations share the same aim: to make it easier for people to get the medicines they need when they need them, the first time, and preventing people from needing to see additional health professionals just to receive medicines.

We are seeking views on the proposed changes for each of the 8 professions separately because of the unique differences between the professions and the different responsibilities being proposed for them.

All of the above proposals require amendments to be made to UK-wide medicines legislation and therefore NHS England is leading on these consultations on behalf of the four nations.

These engagement events will be an opportunity for patients, carers and the public to develop their understanding of the above proposals and to pose questions to the programme team in order to seek further clarity regarding the impact of this programme of work. There will also be an opportunity to share views on the proposed changes.

If you are attending events in Wales please contact Rachel Cooper-Jones at Rachel.Cooper-Jones@gov.wales to see if travel expenses or train tickets can be pre-booked or reimbursed  

Purpose of the event

 The day will be an opportunity for patients, carers and the public to develop their understanding of the above proposals, and to ask questions of the programme team and the representative bodies. This will also be an opportunity to influence the development of the Chief Professions Officers’ Medicines Mechanism Programme of work.

 Format of the day

 

The event will include a short presentation of the proposals, small group discussions and question and answer sessions.

 

Registration

Registration for the events will close on (add date) (Please note that places are limited and it is therefore recommended that you register early to avoid disappointment).

If you require any assistance with registration or travel, please contact Steven Sims by e-mail at  england.cpomedicinesmech@nhs.net

 

10.00 -10.30am

Registration

10.30 - 10.35am

Welcome

Helen Marriott, Programme Lead, NHS England

10:35 - 11.35am

Overview of consultations

The supply and administration of medicines using patient group directions by:

·         biomedical scientists

·         clinical scientists

·         operating department practitioners

 

The supply and administration of medicines under exemptions within medicines legislation by:

·         dental therapists

·         dental hygienists

 

Amendment of the:

·         list of controlled drugs that physiotherapist independent prescribers can currently prescribe

·         list of controlled drugs that podiatrist independent prescribers can currently prescribe

·         list of medicines that paramedics can currently administer by in emergency situations under exemptions in medicines legislation

 

Chief Professions Officers’ Medicines Mechanisms Programme Team, NHS England

11.35 - 12.30pm

Q&As from the floor

NHS England team and  representatives from relevant professional bodies

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm - 2.50pm

Facilitated top table discussion

NHS England team and  representatives from relevant professional bodies

2.50pm - 3.00pm

Closing remarks

Helen Marriott, Programme Lead, NHS England

3.00pm

Close

 

 

Questions about this event?

Name: Rachel Cooper-jones

Email: rachel.cooper-jones@gov.wales

Telephone: 0300 200 7309

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