Ed Waller

NHS England’s Director of Primary Care Strategy and NHS Contracts, Ed Waller, will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s Pharmacy Business Conference.

This year’s conference themed My Pharmacy, My Long Term Plan, will explore the future of community pharmacy within the framework of the NHS Long Term Plan. The conference will be held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London during the day of the Pharmacy Business Awards.

Ed Waller will speak about the new framework, community pharmacy’s role within an integrated health and care system and what the NHS Long Term Plan means for community pharmacy.

Simon Dukes, PSNC chief executive.

Ed will be joined by Simon Dukes, chief executive of the Pharmacy Services Negotiating Committee, who will participate on a Q&A panel looking forward to next 12 months in community pharmacy.

As the lead negotiator with the government for the new funding agreement, Simon will speak about community pharmacy in the new models of care.

The conference is a great opportunity to hear what the Government, the NHS and Public Health England are looking for from community pharmacy in the short and longer-term.

Alongside developing NHS opportunities, pharmacy will need to build its capability to deliver private care to its local population based on identified need for services and self-care.

Owners of independent pharmacies will share their vision and journey for their businesses across vaccination services, self-care, community engagement and prevention. Our stakeholder panel will reflect on the key elements of the day and your questions. Make sure you are there to hear, participate and learn!

It’s your time to shine!

Pharmacy Business Awards 2018

Britain’s best community pharmacists will take centre stage at the 19th annual Pharmacy Business Awards in London.

The Pharmacy Business Awards, now the biggest and most prestigious awards dinner in the profession, celebrates the success, passion and innovation of community pharmacists across the country.

The event brings together all strands of the industry, from community pharmacists, buying groups and pharmacy chains to wholesalers, manufacturers and pharmacy politicians, all coming together to celebrate the very best of community pharmacy.

The awards recognise outstanding pharmacists across the full spectrum of the pharmacy business and professional services. From the Pharmacy Business Innovation Award to the Pharmacy Business Public Health Award there are a total of nine categories, culminating in the Pharmacy Business of the Year Award, presented to the best overall pharmacy.

This top accolade crowns the country’s top community pharmacist and is eagerly anticipated each year. Last year’s winner, James Tibbs said: “I felt so humbled to win the award, but I was also immensely proud of all my team all of whom contributed greatly to our success in their own ways but also as a strong team.”

The Pharmacy Business Awards dinner uniquely attracts some of the biggest figures in healthcare, from senior government ministers and parliamentarians to health department officials and senior executives from pharma companies.

Previous chief guests have included Health Secretaries Andrew Lansley and Jeremy Hunt, junior ministers, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Dr Keith Ridge and Stefano Pessina and Ornella Barra of Walgreens Boots Alliance to name but a few.

The calibre of entrants for the awards continues to rise and this year is no different. Our roving judge, Richard Brown, said: “Each year I see something new and find the emerging trends. I wondered this year how hard it would be to find innovation and progression, however, I was not to be let down.”

This article also appears in the September issue of Pharmacy Business.

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