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  Understanding Strategic Change & NHS Transformation -
Gearing for Integrated Care Systems, Partnerships and Organisations

04/07/2018 - 37 days until event

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  Robotics 2015 - Medicines Optimisation in a digital age
Has unit dose come of age ?
The annual "Robotics" conference will explore the question - has the time now come for the UK to consider Unit Dose as improved model of care for the NHS to manage medication more efficiently and safely in a hospital pharmacy and ward setting? Unit dose has the potential to support medicines use at every stage from prescribing through supply to administration.

In the UK efficiency savings of £22 billion have been identified in "The Five year Forward View" as essential to meet NHS financial demand over the next five years. The advent of medicines optimisation to improve patient care was highlighted in the NHS reforms announced in "Equity and Excellence - Liberating the NHS". This has been taken forward by many some of whom have explored how technology can help including electronic prescribing, automation and, more recently, unit dose medicines supply in Leicester University Hospitals. Results from the Leicester project are expected to be available at this event.

NHS Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has pursued improved efficiency by looking to the NHS to become paperless by 2018 and focused on electronic prescribing as a key element of this approach. One challenge has been to increase the digital footprint of hospital software technology in the electronic patient record and HEPMA (hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration) with the introduction of the £500m Integrated Digital care Fund (previously known as the Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund) and the Nursing Technology Fund. Uptake suggests by 2018 more hospital locations will have digital HEPMA than those that will not. Benefits are assumed but are clearly not yet demonstrated.

Lord Carter of Coles, ‘Review of Operational Productivity in NHS providers' Interim Report published in June 2015, reported that he believes savings of up to £5bn per annum by 2019/20 could be made, provided there is political and managerial commitment to take the necessary steps and funding to achieve these efficiencies. He feels £1bn savings could be achieved from improved hospital pharmacy and medicines optimisation alone.

Digital systems have the potential to support the NHS Efficiency Programme whilst benefiting patients and clinicians through safer, more joined up care and sharing of comprehensive clinical information. This can lead to reduced prescription errors, improve clinical decision-making and support patients to interact with their own health record. The way forward is through technology improving patient care and safety. Technology and digital solutions also allows for reduction in paperwork and more time spent on patient care with patients.

In other countries where HEPMA has been deployed with Unit Dose Robotic Technology (ADMS - automated drug management systems) significant benefits have been achieved. As well as improved care and safety, greater efficiency and cost containment of medicines has resulted. Healthcare professionals in the UK are now examining the challenges and opportunity, which can be derived from, closed loop management of medicines using Unit Dose. Unit dose has the potential to positively impact on ward medicines stock levels, nurse time in medicines administration and errors in medicines administration.

The annual "Robotics" conference will explore the question - has the time now come for the UK to consider Unit Dose as improved model of care for the NHS to manage medication more efficiently and safely in a hospital pharmacy and ward setting? Unit dose has the potential to support medicines use at every stage from prescribing through supply to administration.

Unit dose technology together with electronic prescribing and associated policies and procedures continue to impact on service redesign; innovating service delivery and improving patient care. As this approach matures, are all benefits being made, will this new (to the UK!) technology meet demands of the future and how does it fit in the context of the today's NHS, need for savings and improved safety?

Attend this national event and

• Assess the new NHS environment and the associated impact on medicines optimisation.

• Learn about the work of the NHS Procurement and efficiency programme

• Digitalising the patient journey - what is needed and where?

• Technological developments on the horizon towards digitalising the patient journey.

• Examine whether automation utilising 21st century technologies can become part of an integrated medicines management system linking with e-prescribing and medicines optimisation?

• Learn about the impact of UNIT dose on Patient safety, nurse drug round time from a pre-filled drug trolley, ward stock reduction, waste reduction, nurse time saved from involvement in medicines receipt from pharmacy.

• Address how you can work towards optimising managed services of medicines by using technology as a change management tool

• Learn at first hand why integrated technological solutions can deliver

• Examine the latest digital developments in the supply chain

The day is a must for
• Those who have ADMS and need to plan for the integration of other technologies
• Those who are implementing or will be implementing EPR systems or HEPMA systems and the implications for medicines management solutions
• Those who are about to start to build a business case for new technological solutions

A comprehensive exhibition runs alongside this programme - all the suppliers of the major systems in the UK marketplace will be available to provide all the requisite information about their systems and how they can be used and future developments that are planned.

Network, learn and share experience from expert speakers, colleagues and equipment providers all under one roof.


Event Chairperson:
09:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

Ron Pate
10:10 The Lord Carter NHS Procurement and Efficiency programme

Ann Jacklin, Professional Lead, Hospital Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation Project, Department of Health
10:45 GS1 & Peppol adoption

Andy Bishop,eProcurement & supply chain specialist, Department of Health
11:15 Questions
11:20 Morning tea and coffee
12:00 Perspective of practice in Asia/Pacific

John Alllinson, Managing Director,  Bluepoint Solutions, Melbourne, Australia
12:30 Perspective of best 'Unit Dose' practice in the EU

Patrick Von Oirschot, Director GPP Support, Holland
13:00 Questions followed by lunch and networking
14:10 Working in partnership to Generate Evidence

Eleanor Lo, Pharmacist Consultant, Avantec Healthcare Ltd
14:20 University Hospitals of Leicester - OptiMeD ID - The nursing perspective Jackie Elton, Medicines Management Nursing Lead, Alison Stapleton, Renal Matron, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
14:40 University Hospitals of Leicester - Concept of Optimisation of medicines Delivery using Individual Doses (OptiMeD ID) Graeme Hall, Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Gill Hartley, Renal Lead Pharmacist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
15:10 Questions followed by comfort break
15:45 Questions
15:50 University Hospitals of Leicester - OptiMed ID - From concept to reality Steve Acres - OptiMeD Project Manager, Gill Hartley - Renal Lead Pharmacist

16:15 Questions
16:20 Conclusions
16:30 End of day
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