Just as COVID-19 is transforming what we consider to be normal in a hospital and doctors surgery, it is changing the role that pharmacists play in treating and supporting patients.
How is a reluctance to visit local doctors and hospitals impacting pharmacies? What technologies are having the biggest impact on the role of the pharmacist? And what role will they play in ambulatory care moving forwards?
We are interested to discuss how the industry will manage the expected transition to pharmacists taking on responsibilities including administering COVID-19 vaccines, making drug substitutions when shortages occur and helping to optimise patients’ drug regimes with medication therapy recommendations.
Mark is an experience health policy adviser with expertise in digital health, regulatory policy and aged care system reform and has held a number of senior roles in the public service. Along with his business acumen, he brings personal experience in the health industry as a former intensive care nurse educator, having worked in a number of clinical roles, including ICU, cardiology and cardiac/vascular catheterisation.
Katie is working to accelerate the introduction of novel technology to improve medicines manufacturing. These ambitious, transformational technology industrialisation projects will improve patients' access to life-changing medicines through lower costs/increased capacity and reduce the environmental footprint of manufacturing processes, while driving a vibrant UK economy.
In his specialist area of practice as Lead Cardiovascular Pharmacist, Duncan works to ensure patients with cardiac disease receive optimal pharmaceutical care, both in a direct patient care role, but also managing, mentoring and supporting a team of pharmacists and students. He manages complex patient care situations with consultant colleagues when the evidence base for medicines use is contradictory or lacking.
Spotting early how important a role “Integrated Automation” would play in healthcare, Olly leads the team at Alphalake to bring much needed efficiency and service improvement to the industry. Believing in the merits of health data consumerism and welcoming the shift to a more holistic approach to health, Olly aims to help unify healthcare and free up resources to focus on human care.