2019 annual conference  

Registration is now open for the DDA Annual Conference 2019, taking place at the NEC Birmingham, on October 9-10.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Dispensing – aiming for excellence’. Leading speakers will be carefully hand-picked to provide dispensing practice GPs, managers and dispensers with all the practical tips and hints they need to meet the increasing demands and quality standards of their patients and the modern NHS.

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Provisional 2019 conference programme*
Wednesday 9 October

09.00 Show Open

09.10-09.55: Simon Dukes. CEO, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

10.05-10.50: Sponsored session: Takeda

11.00-11.30: Sponsored session: PSUK – Ian Redmond, sales director

11.30-12.15: Jeremy Main, CEO, Healthcare Distribution Association

12.30-13.15: Dealing with dispensing and PCNs, and the DSQS: DDA Board Member Mark Stone and GPC dispensing lead Krishna Kasaraneni

13.15-14:00: Lunch and Learn by Dispensing Doctor Solutions director Prad Savania, and GP partner Dr Robert Padley from Kirton Lindsey Surgery. Free entry tokens for dispensing practice staff available from the DDA stand

14.00-15.00: AGM and DDA chairman’s address (Dr Richard West). AGM statutory papers are now available for members to view

15.00-15.45: Sponsored session: Teva – Dispensing in a Digital Age: Alastair Charmichael, AJC Pharma Services

15.45-16.30: DDA Board member Dr David Jenner

17.00: Networking drinks. DDA stand. Entry by DDA invitation only

Thursday 10 October
9.00: Show open

9.15-10.00: Understanding dispensing income, controlling expenditure: DDA Board member Dr Philip Koopowitz

10.15-11.00: VAT explained by a novice: DDA Board member Dr Neil Windsor Jones

11.30-12.15: Practical dispensary management – reducing errors from point of receiving orders to dispensing medication. Dispensary manager Fiona Doddrell, Garstang Medical Practice

12.45-13.30: Sponsored session: BD Rowa

14.45-15.20: Your Q&As answered by DDA Board members Dr Philip Koopowitz, Jacinta Edgar and Mark Stone

* Programme subject to change. Please check back before finalising travel arrangements

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400 education bursaries have been reserved for the first dispensing GPs and dispensing staff to sign up for the conference, which again takes place alongside the Best Practice and Best Practice in Nursing conferences and exhibition.

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