The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

12th September 2016 19:30

John Lister Postgraduate Centre, Wexham Park Hospital (entrance 4) , Slough, Berkshire, SL2 4HL

Anti-counterfeiting measures for medicinal products will affect pharmacists working in hospital, community pharmacy, primary care, GP practices and those in the pharmaceutical industry and wholesaling. This meeting will describe how this will impact your practice. A wide range of changes to IT systems, packaging of medicines including tamper evident seals and the issue of unique numbers for individual packs will be required, as will the management and accessibility of the repositories system.

Sue Kilby, our speaker has been leading on the implementation of the FMD medicine safety features for NHS England. She has worked across the NHS, in community pharmacy and also for several pharmaceutical companies and consultancies. Therefore, she understands the different pharmacy sectors and the impact FMD implementation will have on them. Sue is a former Head of Practice for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Chair of the Education.

Bookings via the RPS website  (or email Jane Nicholson) Note: This meeting is open to non-members if they email Jane Nicholson advising that they wish to attend (

Car Parking at the hospital – Entrance 4 is to the South side of the Hospital in Wexham Park Lane (marked psychiatry and maternity) off Church Lane. Turn into Entrance 4 and the Postgraduate Centre is about 100 metres along on the RHS. Drive through the barrier (it stays up at night) and there are free parking spaces in front and beyond the Postgraduate building.

Please note that Attendance Certificates will be provided on the evening following completion of an assessment form.