- Start date: 11 July 2022
- End date: 14 July 2022
- Duration: 3.5 days
- Fees: £665
- Venue: Leeds Trinity University
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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 https://www.tset.org.uk
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. The fee for exhibiting is £600. Stands are limited and sold on a first come first served basis. Early booking is highly recommended. Please contact Jasper Minton-Taylor for further details.
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.
Overview of aseptic services now
What can go wrong?
How to prevent things going wrong
Practical aspects of clean room gowning and gloves and gloving
Documentation in aseptic units
Design and function of clean rooms
Microbiological aspects of aseptic practice.
Practical considerations in the management of critical workstations
Cleaning a cleanroom
Practical considerations in the management of critical work stations
Microbiological aspects of aseptic practice
Personnel management issues in the aseptic suite
Safe handling in aseptic preparation
Course Director: Chris Watts, Chief Aseptic Services Technician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Zoe Moorhouse, Chief Technician Quality Assurance, Royal Surrey County Hospital
Mark Oldcorne, Consultant QA Pharmacist, Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Tim Sizer, Director of NHS TSET Healthcare CPD
Rufus Smith, Senior Pharmacist - Aseptic Services, Yeovil District Hospital
Malcolm Thomas, Consultant Engineer
Paul Tunstell, Associate Chief Pharmacist - Technical Services, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Cheryl Wynn-Mackenzie, Head of Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Course fee: £665 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.
How to Book
Early registration is highly recommended for the APDM course. Delegates can book their place via our secure online store (to pay by debit or credit card) or by completing a manual registration form (to pay via invoice).
Please email Jasper Minton-Taylor to request a manual registration form at email@example.com
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The course will be held at Leeds Trinity University.
Leeds Trinity University
En-suite accommodation is available at Leeds Trinity University student Halls of Residence and the University has negotiated a special rate accommodation package for APDM delegates. The on-site accommodation package of £194 per delegate includes dinner, bed and breakfast en-suite accommodation for Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 July and bed and breakfast for Wednesday 13 July. Please note, accommodation is offered on a first come first served basis and all rooms are single for sole occupancy.
Sunday 10 July - Accommodation
Bed and breakfast en-suite accommodation is available at an additional charge of £53 for Sunday evening. Check in is available between 3pm and 8pm. Unfortunately dinner is not available at Trinity University on Sunday evening.
What our delegates say
"A ‘must’ for anyone at any level, that works in aseptic either additives units or manufacturing. Great for networking”
“Beneficial to all those in the aseptic field whether starting out or wanting to compare up-date, or improve their current knowledge and or practices”
"Fantastic overview of aseptic preparation!"
Jasper Minton-Taylor – Course Coordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Leeds,
T: +44 (0)113 343 5746*
*Please note, the CPD team are currently working remotely due to covid-19 and therefore unable to be contacted by phone. If you have any queries please send us an email to the above email address – Many thanks.