Dispensing Health Event

Dispensing Health: Community Pharmacy’s Solution for the Health and Social Care System”

CPNI held a Long Gallery event at Parliament Buildings on 1st March to launch “Dispensing Health: Community Pharmacy’s Solution for the Health and Social Care System” document.


Paddy McErlean explaining how the Smoking Cessation Service helped him to stop smoking and the positive impact this has had on his life.

The event was well received with MLAs, contractors, patients, statutory and voluntary groups in the audience alongside community and hospital pharmacists. During the course of the evening attendees listened to the following presentations*:

Current Opportunities in Community Pharmacy
Eoghan O’Brien (Community Pharmacist, Portglenone and Nominated Pharmacist, Antrim/Ballymena ICP)
Paddy McErlean (Patient’s perspective)

Community-Focused Approach
Mary O’Hagan (Monitoring Officer, Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP)

New Models of Care
Raymond Anderson (Community Pharmacist, Portadown and Clinical Lead Pharmacist, Craigavon and Banbridge ICP)

Focus on Innovation
o Emergency Supply Service Pilot
James McCaughan (Community Pharmacist, Ballycastle)

o Integrated Discharge Support Service Pilot
Professor Mike Scott (Director, Medicines Optimisation Centre (MOIC) and Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Management Northern Trust)

*Presentations are available to view within the members section of CPNI’s website: www.communitypharmacyni.co.uk

If you would like a copy of the Dispensing Health booklet please email info@communitypharmacyni.co.uk or call 028 9069 0444

Photos from the event can be viewed here

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