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Who Should Attend

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If you are a registered pharmacist or pharmacy technician working in the NHS, private hospital, hospice, CCG, CSU, military or secure environments you should attend The Clinical Pharmacy Congress. 
  • Chief and Deputy Chief Hospital Pharmacists
  • Hospital Pharmacists
  • Hospital Pharmacy Technicians
  • Consultant & Specialist Pharmacists
  • NHS England and Department of Health
  • Independent Prescribing Pharmacists 
  • General Practice Pharmacists and Technicians 
  • CCG Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians 
  • Medicines Management and Optimisation Leads
  • Medicines Information Pharmacy Professionals 
  • Quality Assurance (QA) and Aseptic Services
  • Formulary decision-makers; Drug & Therapeutic Committee Members
  • Pharmaceutical Advisors
  • Commissioning Leads
  • Procurement Leads
  • Workforce Development Leads
  • Education and Training Leads
  • Pre-reg Hospital Pharmacists
  • Hospice, military, secure environments
  • Community Clinical Pharmacists

 

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Delegate FAQs

Who organises the Congress?
 

CloserStill Media organises leading and award-winning healthcare conferences and exhibitions – including The Pharmacy Show, Pharmagora Plus, The Acute & General Medicine Conference, Health+Care, Digital Healthcare, Best Practice, Patient First, The Dentistry Show and The London Vet Show.

We are aware of the multiple pressures placed on the pharmacy team given NHS cuts, the increasing pressure to deliver better patient outcomes, to keep up-to-date on clinical developments, updated on new medicines and the maintenance of CPD portfolios.  So we have designed the Congress programme with these challenges in mind and to help address your general and specialist pharmacists’ needs in conjunction with the Centre for Pharmacy Post Graduate Education (CPPE), with leadership sessions from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and technology content in conjunction with NHS Digital.

How much is the delegate pass?

£499 + VAT for clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Most GPhC pharmacists and technicians will see the delegate fees waived with the unique Congress education codes to enable them to attend for free – see below. The price for Industrial pharmacists and non-healthcare professionals will be £499 + VAT.

Terms & Conditions

Delegates with paid for places can receive a full refund (minus a 10% admin fee) until the 16th March 2018, there are no refunds after this date. Places may be transferred to a colleague or to the 2019 Congress without incurring any charge. This is the price for one or two days. 

What is an education code?

Thanks to the partnerships with Congress sponsors and exhibitors, we are able to underwrite a set number of the delegate places. Heads of departments in the UK will receive a code worth over £10,000.

Am I eligible for an education code?

If you have a GPhC number and work within a UK hospital you should be able to access a code through your Chief Pharmacist or Training and Education Manager.

Please note, codes for the 2018 Congress will be issued in winter 2017. Please speak with your Head of Department to access this code.

•    If you do not know your hospital code please email > here
•    If you are a clinical pharmacist working in the community or primary care please email > here 
•    If you are a clinical pharmacist working outside the UK please email > here

Can I transfer my delegate pass to a colleague?

Yes. You may transfer your delegate pass up to the day of the Congress should your work/personal circumstances change and prevent you from attending Congress on both days. Please refer to the below the non-attendance fee.

How do I transfer my delegate pass?

Please email e.seymour@closerstillmedia.com with details for the person taking your place.

What if I register but can’t attend - is there a non-attendance fee?

Your Congress pass will remain completely free if you attend even for half a day. Delegates who do not attend and do not cancel their place by 16th March 2018 will be liable to pay the £99+VAT non attendance fee.

Can I register on the day?

Yes, you can register on the day, and the above mentioned fees will be applicable. If your place of work has been allocated an education pass that waives the entrance fees, it may be possible to apply the education pass, providing that they have not all been used.

Where is the event taking place?

London ExCeL Conference and Exhibition Centre on Friday 27th & Saturday 28th April 2018 Please see travel details below. 

Where do I get travel and accommodation information from?

Please refer to the travel and accommodation page

Who has programmed the education content for Congress?

Click here to view who has contributed 

Can I use my attendance at Congress for CPD recording?

Yes – there will be record aids available online for each conference session you attend at Congress which is mapped to GPhC requirements allowing you to turn your attendance into CPD records.

What involvement do the sponsors have with the event?

This Congress is supported by educational grants from various companies, but please note they have not influenced the meeting content or the choice of speakers unless stated otherwise on the programme. Should you attend one of the sponsored delivered sessions you are agreeing to your name, job title, place of work and email address being passed onto that sponsoring company. These details may be used for the purpose of following up with you on the content of the session. They will provide you with an opt out option. 

Attendance

The Congress is open to healthcare professionals only. Non healthcare or minors will not be permitted entrance.

Childcare

The Exhibition is a trade event and the nature of the exhibits during the open period will reflect this, as such it is not a suitable environment for children.