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PAPIG meetings

Coming to one of our Patient and Public Interest Group (PAPIG) meetings is a great way to find out more about us and how to get involved in our work. Everyone is welcome.

Next meeting - 27 February 2024

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. More details including an online registration form will be available from here in early 2024. 

Previous PAPIG meetings

19 October 2023

Videos for each of the presentations from the day are available below.

AWTTC round-up (Ruth Lang, AWTTC)


Cymru difficile – C. difficile infection in Wales (Dr Michael Perry, Public Health Wales)


Medicines Safety Week 2023 (Dr Caroline Norris, Yellow Card Centre Wales)


Herbal medicine – safe and natural?  (Dr Rob Bracchi, AWTTC)


The next 5 years – how AWMSG will support NHS Wales to ensure the best outcomes from medicines are achieved (Dr Stephanie Francis and Dr Tom Curran, AWTTC)

6 July 2023

Videos for each of the presentations from the day are available below.

AWTTC round-up (Karen Jones, AWTTC)


Safely stopping antidepressants (Stevie Lewis and Dr Mark Horowitz, Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal)


The patient medicines helpline (Joanne Hubbard and Andrea Griffiths, Welsh Medicines Advice Service, Cardiff and Vale UHB)


Making patient information inclusive and accessible (Simon Rose, Learning Disability Wales)


Easy read leaflet for people prescribed tramadol (Karen Jones, AWTTC)


Public information resources on poisoning prevention (Talan Parnell, Welsh National Poisons Unit, AWTTC)


Wales strategy for decarbonisation: inhaler prescribing, use & disposal 2023–2030 (Richard Boldero, AWTTC)

20 April 2023

The focus of this meeting was polypharmacy. Polypharmacy is the taking of multiple medications by one person and can be associated with an increased risk of problems including side effects. 

Presentations at the meeting were:

  • Polypharmacy – a patient’s perspective (Rob Lee, Diabetes UK) and Polypharmacy – a carer’s perspective (Dr Rob Bracchi and Sabrina Rind, AWTTC)
  • Polypharmacy - turning healthcare professional guidance into patient practice (Harriet Price and Sheridan Court, Swansea Bay University Health Board and Emyr Jones, All Wales Consultant Pharmacist)
  • Polypharmacy, medicine safety and reporting side effects (Jenna Walker and Caroline Norris, Yellow Card Centre Wales)

7 February 2023

This meeting focussed on pharmacy in the community and in General Practice. Videos for each of the presentations from the day are available below.

Repeat prescribing in General Practice (Rachel Brace, Practice Clinical Pharmacist)


What's new in community pharmacy? (Kayleigh Williams, Community Pharmacy Wales)

21 October 2022

The focus for this online meeting was the environmental impact of medicines. Videos for each of the presentations from the day are available below.

How AWTTC/AWMSG are supporting the medicines sustainability agenda (Richard Boldero, AWTTC)


Inhaler recycling in community pharmacy (Oliver Newman, Swansea Bay UHB)


Pharmaceutical industry perspective on medicines & sustainability (Steve Hoare, ABPI)


Patient perspectives on sustainability (Joseph Carter, Lung and Asthma UK)


Yellow Card Centre Wales update (Jenna Walker, YCC Wales)


About the Welsh National Poisons Unit (Bethan Hughes, WNPU)

18 March 2022

This meeting focused on patient participation and the importance of the patient voice. A video of this event is available below.

12 November 2021

The theme of the meeting was patient data and how it’s used in the work of AWTTC to help achieve safer and better prescribing for the people of Wales. A video of this event is available below.

23 July 2021

We stopped our usual face-to-face PAPIG activities in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, we re-started our quarterly meetings by holding our first ever virtual PAPIG meeting on 23 July 2021. A video of this event is available below.

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