Pharma Managers Series – Prescribers Update – Breakfast

Venue Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin
Date Thursday, June 6th , 2019
Time 7:30 am - 9:00 am

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More than 75 million prescription items are issued every year in Ireland, amounting to over €2.7billion in spending – which accounts for over 13% of the total health budget each year. 
Prescriber policy is also currently in the news with the NCPE’s proposal regarding a prescribing incentive scheme, along with Prescribing Safety Assessments (PSAs) suggested for medical practitioners.  Join us on June 6th to hear from some industry experts on prescriber policies, updates, and challenges facing prescribers at the moment. 



Fionnuala King – Chief Pharmacist, Acute Hospitals Drugs Management Programme – HSE. 

Fionnuala King is the Chief Pharmacist for the Acute Hospitals Drug Management Programme.   She was previously business-lead for the implementation of the National Cancer Information System (NCIS), a national Electronic Patient Record for Medical Oncology and Haemato-Oncology which is being introduced in 26 sites nationally. 
Fionnuala has over 20 years of clinical experience in oncology and haematology and led the haem/onc pharmacy team in St. James Hospital prior to taking up her new role.  Fionnuala qualified as pharmacist at Robert Gordon University, completed post-graduate studies in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of London, a Masters in Leadership and Organisational Learning in Royal College of Surgeons Dublin and further post-graduate studies in Cancer Studies in Newcastle University. Her particular areas of interest are in Pharmacy Practice, Process Improvement and Medication Safety. Fionnuala has published her work in a number of journals and has taught at post-graduate level in TCD, UCC and RCPI and was awarded the Oncology Pharmacist of the Year award in 2013. 


Fionnuala Kennedy, Chief Pharmacist – Mater Private Hospital

Fionnuala is the Chief Pharmacist at Mater Private Hospital, a role she’s held since 2015.   After a period of travelling, Fionnuala joined St Vincent’s University Hospital in 1994, setting up the role of liver transplant and hepatology pharmacist. She was a founder member of the UK and Ireland Liver Transplant Pharmacists’ Group and contributed to the book “Drugs and the Liver” published in 2008.  Fionnuala was appointed to the role of Chief II Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager in SVUH in 2001.  She joined the Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland executive in 2015 and has been President since 2016.   Fionnuala holds a degree in pharmacy, French & Economics and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the IPA and Healthcare Informatics from Trinity.  She has also lectured for the RCSI and the MSc in Hospital Pharmacy in Trinity College.



Anna-Marie Curran, Partner – A&L Goodbody

Anna-Marie is a Partner in the EU, Competition & Procurement Group with A&L Goodbody.  She has extensive experience in procurement law, competition law, EU and Irish merger filings, cartels, competition law enforcement and immunity applications.   A regular conference speaker on procurement law and competition law, Anna-Marie lectures on EU and competition law at the Law Society of Ireland.  She is a former Chairperson and Vice President of the Irish Society for European Law.  
Anna-Marie is a barrister-at-law with Kings Inn and is a solicitor with the Law Society of Ireland, Northern Ireland and England & Wales.    


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Date: 06/06/2019