Urgent Care: Reducing Avoidable Admissions
- 08:30 - 16:15
- Manchester Conference Centre
Heidi Wright is a registered pharmacist and has worked across different sectors of pharmacy. Heidi joined the RPSGB in 2005 as Head of Quality Improvement moving to Head of Practice and is now Practice and Policy lead for England at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). In this role Heidi has developed guidance supporting better transfer of medicines information when patients move between different care settings. Previously she was Assistant Director for NPC plus and authored the ‘Good practice guidance to the management of controlled drugs in primary care.’ Heidi was integral to the development of the Essex Practice Development unit for Community Pharmacy and has worked both in community pharmacy and primary care. Heidi recently co-authored the guidance: Medicines Optimisation: Helping patients to make the most of medicines’. Heidi is currently leading the implementation of ‘Now or Never: Shaping Pharmacy for the Future’ and the associated campaigns, the first of which was ‘Improving urgent and emergency care through better use of pharmacists’.