2019 annual conference  

The DDA would like to thank its members, supporters and visitors for making the DDA Annual Conference 2019 such a great success.

Taking place at the NEC Birmingham, on October 9-10, the theme of this year’s conference was ‘Dispensing – aiming for excellence’.

Leading speakers delivered a thought-provoking and inspirational conference programme.

Reports are being added to the conference news section of this website, which can be accessed via the menu to the right. Presentations are available to download below, via the links for the relevant session.

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: DDA Board Member Mark Stone.

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 Carmichael, AJC Pharma Service

15.45-16.30: PCNs, STPs, ICSs and all that. DDA Board member Dr David Jenner

17.00: Networking drinks. DDA stand.  Free entry tokens from the DDA stand

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

Get your free place
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.

Register for your complimentary DDA 2019 conference pass online.

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