West Midlands Pharmacy Environmental Sustainability – Community of Practice

17 November 2022-
Online
17 November 2022
13:00 - 14:00
Online

The WMAHSN would like to invite you to join our Pharmacy Environmental Sustainability Community of Practice. 

Medicines contribute to 25% of the NHS carbon footprint and can have other environmental impacts including waterway pollution. This Community of Practice will be developed as a safe space to connect and network with other likeminded professionals from across the West Midlands to discuss medicines related environmental sustainability topics. We will seek to share, contribute learning and best practice to improve the considerable impact medicines have on the environment.

Draft Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Guest Speaker
  • Discussion forum and sharing of current work
  • Close of session

Key topics:

“Inhalers and the environment: experiences in improving the environmental impact of respiratory care in General practice.”

Dr Alastair Jackson, GP, Wyre Forest Health Partnership CCG Greener NHS Clinical Lead. Hereford and Worcestershire

This community of practice will:

  • Provide a supportive environment to hear from and connect with other likeminded professionals from across the West Midlands to discuss medicines related environmental sustainability topics.
  • Provide a virtual platform for collaboration; to share challenges, successes, and resources to help pharmacy teams contribute to NHS Net Zero Targets and improve the environmental impact of medicines use.

Who should attend?

Pharmacy team members (Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other pharmacy team members) with an environmental sustainability interest including

  • Primary care pharmacy team members
  • Care home pharmacy team members
  • Community pharmacy team members
  • Secondary care pharmacy team members

We would welcome representation from across the many specialist areas of pharmacy in order to share best practice for example renal, respiratory, stores, procurement, aseptic services, surgery and theatres.

Accessing the Session:

To register to attend please click here.

You will receive joining instructions 1-2 days before the event. If you do not receive these, please contact laura.mould@wmashn.org.

Please forward this invite to any colleagues who would be interested in attending the event. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend this event but would like to receive notification about future meetings, please email anna.edwards@wmahsn.org or clare.walsh@wmahsn.org to be added to the mailing list.

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