Medicines Management in Professional Sport
One aspect of taking the plunge and being a freelance regulatory consultant, is the opportunity to explore new ideas and concepts. Especially when you decide to decide to run 3 networking events a year and need to embrace and use all of your networking skills repeatedly. I am pleased to say that such ‘opportunities’ lead to making connections that present you with a side to Pharmacy that I had not encountered before 2019 – Medicines Management in Sport. This is where the paths of Steve Simbler and myself cross. He is a pharmacist with a long interest in Medicines Management in Sport, I’m a pharmacist ever keen to expand my knowledge. The planets can align.
Medilink EM and I couldn’t agree on the right pigeonhole for this session. We believe that it is the right session to run for the benefit of the network. This is truly an indulgent coffee break moment to take a break from Brexit and the hurly burly. Give yourself the time to listen instead to a man’s passion about Medicines Management in Sport. Steve speaks with a lived in experience having been involved in elite sport for more than 20 years. He was a lead pharmacist for London 2012.
This webinar happens to be coinciding with the GMC’s disciplinary hearing of the former British Cycling / Team Sky doctor over medicines management issues. Steve will delve into this and other issues that he has encountered in management (and mis-management) of medicines in elite sport.
Issues such as a lack of full-time doctors in professional sport, and the ramifications this has on administering medications required by players and athletes; challenges presented by the need for secure storage of medications, particularly whilst travelling away from regular training bases; reasons for lack of necessary record-keeping; lack of regulation, and much more.
Our speaker has been working with team medics for over 20 years to try to improve standards around handling of medicines, and has some interesting stories to share, both from his involvement with professional sport, and also as one of the lead pharmacists for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. So join us for this free to attend webinar on 03 Nov 2020. Grab a coffee and join us.