The DDA would like to thank the speakers, delegates, exhibitors and the PCC events team that helped to make the DDA annual conference 2022 such a great success.

The 2023 conference will repeat the stand-alone event format. It will take place on Weds-Thurs 27-28 September 2023 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel Events Centre, Birmingham, just a few minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street Station.

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Presentations and slides from the 2022 conference will be added below and to the conference news section (right).

The conference programme was as follows:

Wednesday 28 September, 2022

09.00 – Registration
10.00 – Introduction and Welcome – Matthew Isom (CEO DDA)
10.05 – 10.45 –Dr Keiron Sharrock (GPC Dispensing Lead) – GPC England, the future of general practice and the GMS contract
11.00 – 11.20 – Sponsored talk. Simon Coles, head of PSUK – Conquering tomorrow together – maximising your profitability
12.00 – 12.50 – Dr Richard West -DDA Chairman’s Annual Address (including Q & A)
12.50 – 12.55 – DDA AGM
14.00 – 14.30 – Sponsored talk. Greg Bull & Alastair Carmichael, Dispensing Doctor Experts – Protecting your business is vital – a practical guide to SWOT analysis and more
14.40 – 15.25 – Martin Woodham (practice manager, Caldbeck Surgery, Cumbria) – From Global Tech giant to an NHS dispensing practice – what I wish I had known before switching career
15.30 – 16.00 – Sponsored talk. Forte – Jacinta Edgar (DDA Board Member) – A day in the life of our dispensary
16.10 – 17.00 – Mark Stone (DDA Board Member) – PCNs and beyond
17.00 – 18.30 – DRINKS RECEPTION SPONSORED BY PSUK

Thursday 29 September 2022 
9.00 Registration
10.00 – Introduction and Welcome – Matthew Isom – CEO DDA
10.05 – 10.55 – Dr Ankit Kant (GP, Watlington Medical Centre) Using technology to enhance dispensing – personal experience
11.10 – 11.30– Sponsored talk. TEVA -Alastair Carmichael – Understanding your PCSE payments and using it as management information
11.50 – 12.40 – NHSBSA –A dispensing doctor’s guide to ePACT2 – Margaret Dockey, NHSBSA Prescription Information Services Manager, with Prad Savania of Dispensing Doctor Solutions.
13.30 – 14.00 – Sponsored talk. Ross Clark, partner, Hempsons Solicitors – Integrated health systems explained, and the opportunities and threats for GPs, PCNs and GP Federations
14.10 – 14.50 –Sponsored talk. Amanda Chell and Dr Wayne Turner, Dispensing Doctor Solutions – Managing your dispensary effectively
15.00 – 15.50 – Dr Philip Koopowitz (DDA Board Member) Let’s play fantasy formulary
16.00 – 17.00 – Qs & As

GP teams are advised to bookmark this conference page and join our Facebook group (DDA members only) to keep up to date with the 2022 conference news.

2022 conference exhibitors

Platinum exhibitors

  • AAH
  • Cambrian Alliance
  • Forte

Diamond exhibitors

  • Astra Zeneca
  • BD Rowa
  • Chiesi
  • Lupin
  • Medpoint
  • Pharma Storage Solutions
  • PSUK
  • Teva

Gold Exhibitors

  • Accord
  • Alliance Pharma
  • Aspire
  • Bestway
  • Dispensing Doctor Experts
  • Dispensing Doctor Solutions
  • Dispex
  • Iqoro
  • Medicom Healthcare
  • Myoroface
  • Mysugarwatch
  • NHSBSA
  • Omnicell
  • Ridge
  • Takeda
  • Willach
  • Zentiva

View the full DDA 2022 Exhibitor list (pdf)

Exhibitor and advertising partnerships for the event are being handled by PCC Events. To exhibit and/or advertise to this exclusive audience, please contact Jenny Wallis[email protected]

The DDA would like to thank all exhibitors for their support.