Transforming the use of medicines to benefit patients

15 Jun 2022
PUU3 - 11A
Quality & clinical improvement

Medicines are the most common healthcare intervention, the most common cause of avoidable harm and the highest area of NHS spend after workforce. Medicines are therefore crucial to improving patients’ health outcomes, reducing health inequalities, and ensuring the best use of NHS resources within a sustainable budget.

This session will look at the role of primary care within the broader context of systems’ medicines optimisation efforts. You will hear from primary care and system leaders active in this space and build a better understanding about how primary care and integrated care systems can improve health outcomes, patient safety and making the best use of resource.

Lou Patten, ICS Network Director - NHS Confederation
David Webb, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England - NHS England and NHS Improvement
Ellen Rule, Director of Strategy and Transformation & Deputy CEO Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board - Gloucestershire CCG
Ewan Maule, Interim ICS Lead Pharmacist - North East and North Cumbria ICS
Graham Stretch, President - Primary Care Pharmacy Association (PCPA)