- Start date: 8 May 2024
- End date: 9 May 2024
- Duration: Two days
- Fees: £635
- Venue: Village Hotel Leeds North
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About the course
The Aseptic Services for Managers (ASFM) 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 a follow-up to the Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (APDM) course for senior, experienced pharmacy staff involved in aseptic preparation activities.
The course aims to:
explore the role and responsibilities of the Aseptic Unit manager in the modern healthcare environment
address key current issues for aseptic services
equip you to respond to issues in your own units
appraise and discuss current guidance
provide workshop sessions giving you tools for improving working practices
How will I benefit?
The structure of the course will give you the opportunity to share practices with other delegates, and gain tips, solutions and resources to support practice back at base. You’ll receive a recommended reading list and learning objectives for each session, and your course notes will contain all slides plus additional handouts and resource lists.
Who should attend?
This course is specifically designed for Aseptic Unit Managers, especially Accountable Pharmacists (AcP), Authorised Pharmacists (AuP) and Senior Technicians.
The course is also very relevant for Aseptic Unit Deputy Managers, those aspiring to a management role, and Senior QA/QC personnel in both licensed and unlicensed aseptic units.
The course is delivered via presentations from key speakers in the field with interactive workshops on both days to support delegates learning.
Welcome and introduction to day one
Current issues and priorities for the aseptic service manager
The NHS Aseptic Services Transformation – current progress
The responsive aseptic service meeting clinical needs
Workshop: Current problems and issues for the aseptic manager
Workshop feedback session
Practical aspects of capacity and contingency planning
Parallel sessions: Management and prioritisation of the quality system / Managing hazards for operators
Training and developing your aseptic workforce
Managing implementation of mandatory change e.g. contamination control strategy and other Annex 1 changes
RCA and CAPA Processes
Workshop feedback session
Parallel sessions: EL audit portal development / ATMPs – Governance and operational impact on aseptic services
Preparing for EL(97)52 Audits and MHRA inspections – vital tips and guidance for service leads at all levels
Microbiological issues in Aseptic Services
Question and answers session – Microbiological issues
The future for aseptics
Please note, CPD attendance certificates are given to delegates at the end of the course. We encourage you to plan your return travel to allow you attend the whole course.
Course director - Andrew Merriman, Lead QA Pharmacist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Chairs/facilitators - Rufus Smith, Lead Pharmacist for Cancer and Technical Services, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Tim Sizer, Director of NHS TSET Healthcare CPD
Ian Allen - Pharmacy Quality Assurance Regional Specialist (NW), North West Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance
Shakeel Herwitker - Assistant Director of Pharmacy (Manufacturing), Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust
Emma Kirk - Lead Pharmacist Medicine Safety, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Pharmacist: Lead Medication Safety, Specialist Pharmacy Service
Mark Oldcorne - Consultant QA Pharmacist
Lauren Price - QA Team Leader Pharmacist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
John Rhodes - Laboratory Consultant, Stockton Quality Control laboratory
Tim Sizer - Director of NHS TSET Healthcare CPD
Maloni Talbot - Wirral University Teaching Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust
Adam Walker - Interim Head of Quality, North East and North Cumbria NHS
Course fee: £635
Fees are VAT exempt
cost of tuition
light refreshments and lunches
course dinner on Wednesday evening
Accommodation for delegates is not included in the course fee and needs to be booked separately (see accommodation tab).
View our terms and conditions
Please note there are two Village hotels in Leeds, the Aseptic Services course is held at the Leeds North hotel.
Village Hotel Leeds North
186 Otley Road
Directions to the hotel can be found here.
If you wish to stay at the course venue (The Village Hotel North) please book your accommodation directly with the hotel by calling T: 0113 203 3538 and quoting ‘University of Leeds ASFM 2024’ so the hotel recognises and prioritises the booking as part of the ASFM group; or by using one of the below links to book online.
Option 1 – Non refundable and non transferable for a minimum of 2 nights stay
Option 1 is a set negotiated rate (valid until 8 weeks before the course, and subject to availability) with no cancellations or modifications permitted. Please use the following link to book bedroom rates @ £99 per room per night single occupancy https://reservations.travelclick.com/109090?groupID=3975141. Rate includes: breakfast, gym access and parking (if required). Guarantee Policy: Full prepayment for the minimum 2 night stay is taken at the time of booking, by debit or credit card. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations or modifications are not permitted, full cancellation charge for the entire stay will apply. In the event of cancellation or non-arrival you will be charged for the full stay. Only a minimum of 2 nights stay can be booked online through this link, if you wish to stay for one night only please call the hotel direct on 0113 203 3538 quoting ‘University of Leeds ASFM 2024’
Option 2 - Cancel or modify free of charge up to 7pm day prior to arrival
Option 2 is a flexible option permitting cancellation or modification free of charge up to 7pm day prior to arrival. This option gives delegates 10% off at the time of booking and is valid until the date of arrival, subject to availability. Please use the following link to book bedroom rates 10% off at the time of booking https://www.village-hotels.co.uk/village-direct adding code: UNLEE (to the 'add code' box) and the booking system will show a University of Leeds rate and terms of booking. Rate includes: room only, gym access and parking (if required). Guests can add breakfast onto their booking. Guarantee Policy: All arrivals require a credit card guarantee at time of booking, full payment for your stay is charged to your credit card on the day of arrival. Cancellation Policy: Cancel or modify free of charge up to 7pm day prior to arrival. First night's cancellation charge will apply after 7pm the day prior to arrival. In the event of a non-arrival you will be charged for the first night's accommodation
Important note: there are two Village hotels in Leeds, PLEASE ENSURE you search and book your accommodation at the LEEDS NORTH hotel.
What our delegates say
“An excellent use of two days for outlining what should be the current priorities for aseptic managers.”
Jenny Humphreys, Royal Derby Hospital
“Excellent course, lots of useful information, a great opportunity to network.”
Cathy Samsudin, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS
"This was a very useful couple of days giving me a closer insight into some of the challenges which the management team give day to day."
Jack Murrell, Fresenius Kabi UK
“This course provides an excellent oversight of Aseptic Services for new and experienced managers. Topics covered are relevant and the delegate can be assured that they will go back feeling inspired and motivated and most likely with a list of quality improvement suggestions for their own unit.”
Marie Watson, University Hospitals of Leicester
“Great course, well delivered by all the experts. Leant a lot and looking forward implementing changes in our department.”
Colleen Dossery, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Katie McCarthy – Course Coordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
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