MJA members are invited to a morning preview of the 2015 School of Pharmacy Lecture — Care, Compassion and Community Pharmacy: a Dance to the Music of Time — to be given by Professor Rob Darracott of Pharmacy Voice.
The 2015 School of Pharmacy New Year lecture will be given at the Royal Society on the evening of Tuesday January 13. The following day (January 14) the UCL School of Pharmacy will also be publishing a new report on improving cancer outcomes through innovative pharmaceutical care, called Overcoming Cancer in the 21st Century.
On the morning of January 13, a press conference will be held to highlight and discuss key messages from Professor Rob Darracott’s lecture, and the new UCL School of Pharmacy cancer care report.
At this event Professor Darracott will explore issues of special relevance to pharmacists’ and other health professionals concerned with the delivery of personalised NHS primary care. Additional participants will include:
• Professor David Colin-Thomé, former national clinical director for primary care. David will discuss current and future working relationships between GPs and community pharmacists, and the degree to which the NHS permits consumer led care
• Professor Jack Cuzick, Director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. Jack will present recent findings relating to the role of aspirin in reducing the incidence of and mortality caused by colon and other cancers, and the role of pharmacies in the delivery of preventive medicine(s).
• Dr Paul Catchpole of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. Paul is the ABPI’s Director of Value and Access. He will provide an update on cancer and other medicines pricing and overall cost control, and government plans to accelerate pharmaceutical innovation.
The seminar will be chaired by David Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutical and Public Health Policy at the UCL School of Pharmacy. He and co-authors Dr Jennifer Gill and Professor Richard Sullivan will introduce key findings from Overcoming Cancer in the 21st Century.
Coffee will be available from 10.30 am and the meeting will start promptly at 10.45 am. It will close at 12.15pm, after which there will be light refreshments and opportunities for informal discussion with speakers.
The UCL School of Pharmacy New Year Lecture and associated initiatives are in part funded via an unconditional grant from Pfizer Ltd. For further information call David Taylor on 07970 139892.