Medicines Matter - An insight into Hospital Pharmacy - 22 September

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Medicines Matter - An insight into Hospital Pharmacy - 22 September
11 September 2014

The general public are being invited to attend a free talk by Philippa Jones, Chief Pharmacist and members of the Pharmacy team at North Manchester General Hospital education centre on Monday 22nd September (2-3pm).

The talk will give people the chance to find out more about medicines, prescribing and the pharmacy services provided by The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs North Manchester and its other sites at The Royal Oldham, Fairfield General Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary.

The event is free and open to the public, staff and the Trust’s 11,000+ Foundation Trust members.

The presentation will provide an overview of the Pharmacy services, the role of the Pharmacist and Pharmacy technician, and how technology supports the work of a modern Pharmacy service.

The Trust spends over £40 million a year on medicines, dispensing over £1 million items per year.

Philippa Jones, Chief Pharmacist at the Trust, said:

"The event will give people the opportunity to learn more about the hospital Pharmacy service, the role of the Trust's pharmacy team, and the part that Pharmacy plays in the patient pathway. Medicines have been around for thousands of years and are still the most common health intervention. It is important that patients are aware of the correct way to take the medicines prescribed for them in order to get the maximum benefit.”

The Trust’s ‘Medicine for Members’ events are free and are held regularly at its four hospital sites to give the public, staff and its Foundation Trust public members the opportunity to learn more about the Trust’s services. So far, more than 11,200 people have signed up to become members to support the Trust.

To book your place on the event or to become a member, contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email ft.membership@pat.nhs.uk