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Medicines Optimisation in Respiratory Disease

26th June, 2014

National Metalforming Centre, West Bromwich

Medicines Optimisation in Respiratory Disease

Key Information

Date: Thursday 26th June 2014

Time: Coffee and registration from 9 am, opening welcome at 9:45 am 

Venue: National Metal Forming Centre, West Bromwich


An agenda for the day is available to download (click here).  Confirmed presentations and speakers include: 

  • Overview of National Guidance and Role of New Medicines
    • Mr Jonathan Underhill 
    • Associate Director of Medicines Evidence, NICE and Medicines Optimisation Lead, Keele University
    • Presentation (pdf)

  • Optimising Medicines for COPD: An Integrated Approach
  • Care of Children with Asthma: Melding Primary and Secondary Care
  • A Patient Perspective
    • Mr David Bourne
    • Respiratory Patient, Asthma UK

  • Step down of well controlled paediatric asthma patients in primary care: A pharmacist led primary care clinic
  • Excellence in Asthma Care
    • Dr Mark Hopkin 
    • GP and Clinical Respiratory Lead, Dudley CCG
    • Ms Joanne Hamilton 
    • Lead Nurse Respiratory, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
    • Presentation (pdf)

  • Making Inhalers Talk to Children, Avatar Project
    • Prof Stephen Chapman 
    • Head of Medicines Optimisation and Enterprise, Keele University
    • Presentation (pdf)

Venue Location and Parking

The event is being held at the National Metal Forming Centre (click here for their website) in West Bromwich.  The venues website has all of the relevant directions and parking information.  For SatNav users please be aware that their postcode can misdirect you and they recommend using an alternative postcode of B70 6QE.

If the NMC car park is full on arrival, alternative parking is located at:

  • The Beeches Road Community Enterprise, 1 Beeches Road, B70 6QE (This car park is opposite of the NMC Venue and less than a minute walk to the NMC Venue.)
  • The Park Inn, Europa Avenue, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 6TU (They are just around the corner, approximately a 3-4 minute walk to the NMC Venue.  Visitors can park there free of charge providing that the hotel reception is notified, they have your car registration number and know you are coming to the NMC Venue.)


This is a free event for Healthcare Professionals associated with CCGs subscribing to the Keele Prescribing Support Service.  These CCGs include Birmingham Cross City, Birmingham South Central, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell and Birmingham, Shropshire, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

For this event we would also like to extend a welcome to health professionals working in Cannock, East Staffordshire, North Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsular, Stafford, Stoke, and Telford and Wrekin.

Please register your interest in the event by clicking on the green button and completing the form.

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