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Best Practice Day – July 2022 – Environmental impact of medicines

Our next AWTTC Best Practice Day will be held virtually on the Tuesday 19 July 2022 at 9:30–13:00. The theme of the day will be ‘Environmental impact of medicines’ and will present work going on across Wales in support the NHS Wales decarbonisation strategy.

The agenda includes:

  • Strategy for decarbonisation – Welsh Government
    Head of Pharmacy and Prescribing Branch, and Decarbonisation Board, Welsh Government
  • Industry perspective on ‘sustainability in relation to medicines’
    Steve Hoare, Sustainability Lead, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
  • Primary care sustainability perspective – Public Health Wales
    Sian Evans, Consultant in Public Health, Public Health Wales
    Angharad Wooldridge, Senior Public Health Practitioner, Public Health Wales.

  • Respiratory Health Implementation Group (RHIG) strategy
    Dr Simon Barry, Clinical Lead, RHIG
  • Respiratory decarbonisation initiatives in primary care
    Greener Practice Wales
    Dr Richard Thomas, GP, Swansea Bay UHB
    Jackie Reynolds, Respiratory Lead Pharmacist Primary Care, Aneurin Bevan UHB

  • Decarbonisation toolkit and app
    Jackie Reynolds, Respiratory Lead Pharmacist Primary Care, Aneurin Bevan UHB
    Vicky Richards-Green, Clinical Informatics and Prescribing Support Lead Pharmacist, Aneurin Bevan UHB

  • Anaesthetics decarbonisation initiative – Nitrous oxide in secondary care
    Elaine Lewis, Senior Manager, Major Service Improvement, Cardiff and Vale UHB Pharmacy
    Dr Charlotte Oliver, Consultant Anaesthetist, Cardiff and Vale UHB
  • Community pharmacy sustainability initiative: Inhaler recycling
    Rhian Newton, Head of Prescribing and Medicines Management, Swansea Bay UHB
  • ScriptSwitch inhaler decarbonisation messages
    Gemma Williams, Pharmacist, Swansea Bay UHB
  • Patient perspective on sustainability
    Joseph Carter – Asthma and Lung UK

There will also be plenty of opportunity for delegates to submit questions.

Please click here to download the full agenda.



Please complete this online form to register to attend the AWTTC Best Practice Day – July 2022.
Please note: This event is open to NHS staff, AWMSG committee members and representatives of patient organisations only.

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