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47th UKMI Conference 2021

The 47th national UKMi conference was held on 16th September 2021.  This was our second virtual conference.  

Congratulations to all the prize winners:

Peter Golightly award for MI Excellence

  •  Dr Nicola Leney, Lead MI pharmacist at Torbay Hospital

iPoster winners

  • Mark Cheeseman, Anna Bischler, Vanessa Chapman & Sarah Fenner, Implementing a single telephone number across the Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service
  • Sukhpreet Bassi, Rubena Begum, Catherine Olie & Raliat Onatade, Analysis of clinical enquiries received by COVID-19 at Barts Health NHS Trust

Viewing iPosters

You can view and listen to each iPoster (attached below) by launching as a Slideshow within Microsoft PowerPoint.

This will begin the accompanying audio and you can move between the slides whilst listening to the presenter’s narrative. Ensure that you have your audio set correctly so that you can hear the recordings.

Please note that if you reach the end of the iPoster this will automatically end the audio.


Welcome to the UKMi virtual Conference and prize giving        

Helen Davis, Chair – UKMi Executive & Director, North West Medicines Information Centre

Keynote address   Post-pandemic burnout.  Supporting the pharmacy workforce.  A time to stop and reflect.

Melissa Cochrane – Senior Wellbeing Development Officer, Pharmacist Support

Allergies – what do we need to consider?

Dr Laurence Gray – Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist, University Hospital Llandough

Introduction to genomic medicine and the pharmacist’s role

Professor Tony Bjourson – Director, Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine & Centre for Personalised Medicine

Hayley Wickens – Clinical Lead for Central and South Genomic Medicines Alliance

Workshops / short presentations  Developing an MI consultant pharmacist / advanced practitioner role 

John Minshull, Deputy Director, London Medicines Information Service

Building confidence in decision-making 

Dr Barry Jubraj, Associate Director, SPS Medicines Use & Safety & Visiting Senior Lecturer, UCL School of Pharmacy

Tiffany Barrett, Interim co-Director, South West Regional MI Service

Putting your research ideas into practice   

Dr Andy Fox  Consultant Pharmacist Medicines Safety, Head of Southampton Pharmacy Research Centre, and Deputy Chief Pharmacist at University Hospital Southampton NHSFT

Managing pregnancy and pre-conception clinical enquiries 

Dr Sally Stephens, Assistant Head of UKTIS, UK Teratology Information Service

ADRs- from Yellow Cards to Drug alerts 

Christine Randall North West Medicines Information Centre

New (or not-so new) MI managers- drop-in clinic   

Bring any questions  and share with experienced MI pharmacists
Iram Husain, Regional Medicines Information Manager/Pharmacist – Governance & Training, Northwick Park Medicines Information Service  plus others TBC

A greener MI?  Pharmacy and the sustainability agenda 

Tracy Lyons, Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist & Pharmacy Sustainability Lead, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Trust.

Presentations by the winners of the iPoster practice submissions