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2016…The new beginning for RPS East London Local Practice Forum (LPF)!

THIS is a big year for us at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) East London Local Practice Forum (LPF), it marks the new beginning as the group reformed and appointed a new steering committee.

Led by Nazia Ismail, we have laid out our 2016 plan, consisting of a series of activities designed to support local members in meeting their educational and professional development needs.

Our first event will take place on Thursday March 17, and focus on the NHS patients’ Summary Care Records (SCRs). With SCRs rolling out across London, we believe it’s the perfect opportunity for members to learn about and discuss how it will impact their day-to-day role.

Come join us at our event for food, networking and much more! For more details and to register for the event, visit the RPS website.

In 2016, we’re also aiming to increase our visibility and contact with local stakeholders to really shout about the work we do. We are passionate about pharmacy and believe we need to promote the fantastic work our members do on a daily basis, across all sectors. The steering committee members run the LPF voluntarily outside of their full time jobs, contributing additional hours to make sure we can provide valuable learning and networking opportunities to our local members.

In our recent coverage in the Pharmaceutical Journal, Sandra Gidley, Chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board, said it was “fantastic” to see the group working to promote pharmacy in East London.

The RPS East London LPF steering committee members are:

• Nazia Ismail MRPharmS, East London LPF Lead – Practice Support Pharmacist implementing CCG’s Medicines Optimisation programmes in surgeries, with a special focus in pharmacist development• Farrah Khan MFRPSII, MRPharmS – Head of Medicines Information and Formulary at Barts Health NHS Trust, a trained educational facilitator with 15 years of experience in the field
• Rafeeda Sohail MRPharmS – Community pharmacist for over 20 years, with a special interest in warfarin management, palliative care, smoking cessation and sexual health, currently training to become an independent prescriber
• Georgina Chan MRPharmS – Registered pharmacist trained in community pharmacy, currently working in the pharmaceutical industry focusing on medical education and healthcare communications
• Mohammed Abou Daya MRPharmS – Specialist Clinical Pharmacist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and a foundation programme champion

For more information, visit the RPS East London LPF network, the RPS website pageor e-mail

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