Wednesday 7th March 2018
The speaker for our March meeting was Julia Bate who has worked as a hospital and local pharmacist, in pharmaceutical primary care giving prescribing advice to GPs, and has run clinics for chronic disease management and medication reviews. Her talk covered how a pharmacist can influence prescribing in relation to safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness. The audience were kept on their toes as Julia asked questions of them in her “interactive” presentation. Pharmaceutical science is something which impinges on anyone who has prescriptions from their GP and so, not unexpectedly, we had a busy question session after the talk.