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Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice

Date: Friday 4 October 2019

Audience: Clinical Pharmacists working in General Practice

Also relevant for: Community Pharmacists looking to move into General Practice and Nurse Practitioners

Limited time to register – prices from £180

A GP practice serving around 30,000 patients can expect to issue half a million prescriptions a year. They will have 1,000 patients on more than eight medicines, there is a potential prescription error rate of 5%.* Following the success of the NHS England pilot scheme, more and more pharmacists are moving into general practice to help deliver care for their communities. Working in primary care can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but learning how to manage new types of  consultation as well as keeping up to date with the latest guidance and evidence can be a challenge.

Whether you have recently transferred into a GP practice, or have been a practice pharmacist for a while, our brand new Masterclass will support you with the skills you need to manage the range of conditions you see on a daily basis.

Developed by pharmacists and delivered by experts in the field, the sessions will focus on how to lead the consultation with confidence, how to carry out examinations, what red flags to look out for and when to refer. Our experts don’t just quote the guidelines, through interactive cases they’ll show you how they relate to your patients so you can apply what you’ve learned the very next day.



  • CPD certificate
  • Expert speakers who give you practical tips on how to interpret the latest guidelines and evidence in your practice
  • Interactive voting – make decisions on cases as you would in your practice and see if your peers and our speakers agree
  • Dedicated question time with the experts – quiz them on a tricky condition, or get advice on how to manage a specific patient
  • The opportunity to discuss key topics with colleagues
  • 6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning

8:15 - 9:00

Mindfulness or Yoga (optional)

Delegates will have a choice of sessions to attend in this slot

9:15 - 9:45

Keynote: Wellbeing at Work (optional)

In response to the rising prevalence of stress and burnout among health professionals, The BMJ is running a campaign for doctors’ wellbeing. It calls for doctors to be able to take breaks and to have places where they can rest and recuperate, for their own and their patients’ safety. Working together with the BMA, the Royal colleges, employers and patient groups, this is a united effort to change systems, working practices, and culture to ensure that doctors get the breaks they need.

Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor, BMJ

9:55 - 10:00

Clinical Pharmacist Update: Welcome and Introductions

Jalak Shukla, Clinical Pharmacist, Whittington NHS Health Trust

10:00 - 10:45


Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Clifford Lisk, Consultant Physician, Acute and Geriatric Medicine, Barnet Hospital, Royal Free Hospital and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

10:45 - 11:10

Morning break and refreshments

Delegates will have the opportunity to browse the exhibition and network with fellow attendees.

11:10 - 11:55

Type 2 Diabetes

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Simon Caplan, GP, Fernlea Surgery

11:55 - 12:00

Learning bites

Quick wins you can implement immediately into your practice

12:00 - 12:45

Respiratory Medicine

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Nipa Patel, GP Practice Pharmacist, Brentworth PCN and Argyle Health Group

12:45 - 13:55

Lunch and networking

Why not:

  • Explore the Careers Fair Exhibition
  • CV checking and 1-2-1 Careers Advice
  • View our Live Jobs Board
  • Pensions Advice

13:55 - 14:00

Learning bites

14:00 - 14:45

Top tips for Consultation Skills

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Sally Derrick, Associate Postgraduate Dean

14:45 - 15:10

Afternoon break and refreshments

  • An opportunity to visit our exhibitors in the exhibition area

15:10 - 15:55

Chronic pain

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Emma Davies, Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner

15:55 - 16:00

Learning bites

16:00 - 16:45

Stroke prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Sotiris Antoniou, Consultant Pharmacist, Barts Health Centre London

16:45 - 16:50

Summary and close

*Programme subject to change

Tailor your experience
BMJ Live is a multi stream conference, so you can tailor your experience by also choosing to attend sessions from our other courses and workshops running at the same time. View the full programme options below.

Other streams on Friday 4 October
GP General Update
Physicians General Update
Taking Control of Your workload
Getting your work published

Other streams on Saturday 5 October
GP General Update
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Physicians General Update
Care of the Older Person
Taking Control of Your workload
Managing complexity and uncertainty

BMJ Careers Fair
As part of your conference package you will also have access to our careers fair exhibition, and a variety of content to help you progress your career. View the programme.

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