- Start date: 8 July 2024
- End date: 11 July 2024
- Duration: 3.5 days
- Fees: £760 VAT exempt
- Venue: Ester Simpson Building, University of Leeds, LS2
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About the course
The Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (APDM) course has been developed by NHS TSET (the Technical Specialist Education and Training group) and is facilitated by the University of Leeds.
For more information about TSET, visit their website.
What will I learn?
This course is designed to:
meet the needs of pharmacy staff (pharmacists and experienced senior technicians) who are engaged in the aseptic processing of medicines
cover the principles and practice of asepsis
provide an update on knowledge of standards, practices and quality assurance arrangements relating to the aseptic preparation and dispensing of medicines
How will I benefit?
Experienced and knowledgeable experts will present engaging and informative material, which will be beneficial to you whether you’re starting out in the aseptic field or wanting to compare, up-date or improve your current knowledge and practices.
As in previous years, there will be an exhibition on days two and three of related products from the Pharmaceutical industry.
Who should attend?
This course is designed to extend the knowledge if you’re an experienced junior technician, senior technician, pharmacist or non-senior QA/QC personnel working in either licensed or unlicensed aseptic units.
Introduction and aims of the course
Overview of aseptic services now
What can go wrong?
Discussion groups and feedback
How to prevent things going wrong
Gowning workshop and feedback
Practical aspects of clean room gowning and gloves and gloving
Design and function of clean rooms
Documentation in aseptic units
Microbiological aspects of aseptic practice.
Cleaning a cleanroom
Practical considerations in the management of critical workstations
Microbiological aspects of aseptic practice
Personnel management issues in the aseptic suite
Safe handling in aseptic preparation
12:30 pm Close of course
Rufus Smith, Senior Pharmacist - Aseptic Services, Yeovil District Hospital
Sarah Holliday, Aseptic Services Manager, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Zoe Moorhouse, Chief Technician Quality Assurance, Royal Surrey County Hospital
Mark Oldcorne, Consultant QA Pharmacist
John Oliver, Quality Assurance Specialist - North West, NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service
Kate Preston, Technical Services Education and Training Lead
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Sue Renn, Senior Principal Pharmacist Technical Services, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Tim Sizer, Director of NHS TSET Healthcare CPD
Malcolm Thomas, Consultant Engineer
Paul Tunstell, Associate Chief Pharmacist - Technical Services, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Chris Watts, Chief Aseptic Services Technician, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Course fee: £760 VAT exempt
Fees are VAT exempt
Course fee includes:
cost of tuition
and the course dinner on Wednesday evening
The course fee does not include accommodation. Please see the accommodation tab for details of the accommodation package available to book.
View our terms and conditions
We are pleased to announce that the APDM course will be hosted on our University of Leeds main Campus in the newly built Ester Simpson building. The Esther Simpson Building is a stunning new flagship development on campus and delegates can also book an on-campus accommodation package at our nearby (5 minutes walk) Storm Jameson student residential accommodation building.
Please note, car parking is extremely limited and problematic on and around Leeds University campus and we highly recommend all our APDM delegates to access the University by public transport. Leeds City train station is a pleasant 20 minute walk from the main campus. Further information on how to find us is available here.
Accommodation package – £230
En-suite accommodation is available at the University of Leeds student Halls of Residence (Storm Jameson). The on-site accommodation package includes dinner, bed and breakfast en-suite accommodation for Monday and Tuesday and bed and breakfast for Wednesday. Please book your accommodation requirements with us directly when you book your place on the course.
Please note, accommodation is offered on a first come first served basis and all rooms are single for sole occupancy.
Sunday - Accommodation – £60
Bed and breakfast en-suite accommodation is available at an additional charge for Sunday evening. Unfortunately dinner is not available on the Sunday evening.
What our delegates say
“A lovely week of insightful knowledge that will absolutely help boost confidence and development, brilliant experience.”
Samuel Cooper, Oxford University Hospitals
“This course is so educational for any person within an aseptic unit as it covers a wide range of topics.”
Thomas Vallis, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
“A great all-round overview of aseptics with the bonus of getting to meet and share stories with people like you from around the country.”
Edward Foster, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
“Course material and content was extensive and informative, a thorough overview with an understanding of how and why in relation to the aseptic process. The presenters were knowledgeable and clearly passionate about their subject.”
Katie McCarthy – Course Coordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Leeds,
T: +44 (0)113 343 5746