PRUK at RPS conference

PRUK Satellite session

PRUK is delighted to be running a satellite session at this year’s Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) conference. The session is entitled “Where do you fall into the unlicensed medicines trap? The challenges of unlicensed medicines” and will be in conjunction with the RPS and UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA). The workshop will be led by Gemma Donovan and Lindsay Parkin from the EMULSION study team at the University of Sunderland.

Medicines that are unlicensed fall into the ‘no man’s land’ of medicine regulation and safety; subsequently many of the processes and governance arrangements that we take for granted for licensed medicines simply do not apply. Findings from the UKCPA-PRUK EMULSION study have highlighted many challenges associated with unlicensed medicines use across primary and secondary care. This creates problems for prescribers, pharmacists and patients when trying to use these medicines. The interactive session will be useful for pharmacists at all stages of their career and across all care settings.

The session will be run on Monday 5th September at the pre-conference session.  Breakfast will be provided.

To find out more about the RPS conference and book your place, click here.