The DDA conference 2021 will again take place alongside the Best Practice exhibition and conference between Wednesday-Thursday 13-14 October 2021.

Subject to COVID restrictions, this will take place as a face-to-face event.   

Registration is online 

DDA members attending the conference will also be the first to be able to receive free copies of the updated 80-page Quality In Practice dispensing guide (2022-25), plus a free ‘Your Choice’ poster, designed to protect dispensing patients’ choice of dispensary.

The provisional conference programme is as follows. Delegates are advised to check the programme before making travel arrangements.

Wednesday 13 October

10.05 – 10.45 – Dr David Jenner, DDA Board Member – The future for general practice

11.00 – 11.45 – Sponsored talk – PSUK. An introduction to Golden Tote (repeat dispensing service)

12.00 – 12.50 – Dr Richard West, DDA chairman, and Matthew Isom, DDA chief executive – State of the Nation (including Q & A)

12.50 – 12.55 – DDA AGM

13.30 – 14.15 – Dr Katharine Edmonds – Green General Practice and Dispensing (including Q & A)

14.20 – 15.05 – Sponsored talk – Dispensing Doctor Solutions (DDS). The route to increased dispensary profitability. The DDS experience. Speakers: Dr Sandra Barfield – GP partner, Port Isaac Surgery; DDS directors Prad Savania and Dr Wayne Turner

15.10 – 16.00 – Roy Lilley – health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator 

16.15 – 17.30 – Drinks Reception (DDA invited guests only)

Thursday 14 October

10.05 – 10.45 – Dr Ben Burgess, DDA Board Member – DSQS (including Q & A)

11.00 – 11.20 – Sponsored talk -TEVA. Specialist injectables. The dispensing practice model.

12.00 – 12.50 – Charlotte Goodson, Primary Care Commissioning advisor

13.30 – 14.15 – Dr Neil Windsor-Jones, DDA Board Member – Drug Tariff and the DM+D made simple

15.10 – 16.00 – Dr David Baker, DDA Board Member – Dispensing Past, Present and Future

Reasons to attend:

Free for healthcare professionals, the DDA conference is an unrivalled opportunity to hear the latest updates in dispensing practice and network with your peers.

200 exhibitors will also showcase their latest products and solutions for GPs, practice managers, business development managers and practice nurses. In addition:

  • Attendees can gain over 12 hours of CPD certified training
  • More than 4,000 senior decision makers attending from primary care community.

Register online