Ashtons celebrates its 10th Annual Pharmacists Conference

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At Wotton House, Surrey, on 16th and 17th September 2019

Ashtons was proud to host our landmark 10th annual Pharmacists Conference at at Wotton House, Surrey, on 16th and 17th September 2019. Our clinical pharmacists are spread across the UK and visit hospices and hospitals in their local area. The conference gives them the chance to meet and share knowledge and experience, through a series of lectures and discussions.

Committed to Excellence

This year our theme was ‘Committed to Excellence’.

As a business, quality is at the heart of everything we do. We continually strive to achieve excellence in all areas of our operation and with the services we provide.

This includes our specialist clinical pharmacists maintaining outstanding attention to detail and providing a consistent service that entirely focused on delivering what our clients want and need. Our latest customer survey confirmed this, with over 50% of respondents rating the overall performance of our visiting pharmacists as 10 out of 10.

Keynote speakers

This annual conference gives our pharmacists the opportunity to hear from expert speakers and presenters. This year we were delighted to welcome Dr Nadia Awan, Consultant Learning Disability Psychiatrist from the Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust. Dr Awan delivered an insightful two-part discussion about learning disability and autism.

We also welcomed Dr Nasir Ilyas, Specialty Doctor from Cygnet Hospital Woking. Dr Ilyas provided an excellent presentation discussing the ancestors of health care.

We would like to extend our thanks to both of our guest speakers this year. Their participation was very much appreciated, and they helped to pass on some outstanding expertise to our team of pharmacists.

Sharing experience

As well as our external speakers, some of our own pharmacists shared expertise on some of their specialist areas.

This included a variety of topics, including ‘Tomasz’s Top Tips on Clinical Pharmacy’ by Tomasz Wojcik; ‘Getting the Most out of Clozapine’ by Matthew Roberts; ‘Clozapine-induced Constipation’ by Rayco Leon Alvarez; and ‘Do I Really Have to Take All These? Polypharmacy and De-prescribing Towards the End of Life’ by Margaret Gibbs, our Lead Palliative Care Pharmacist.

These educational presentations were extremely insightful and helped strengthen understanding of these topics, which are vital to our continual efforts to maintain excellence and help our clients provide outstanding patient care.

Here’s to the next 10 years of Ashtons conferences!


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