The DDA conference 2020 will be an online event, with an online conference programme.

This will take place Tuesday-Thursday 13-15 October 2020 (12pm – 5pm each day).  

The online conference programme includes a DDA Exhibition Room, where registered delegates will be able to ask questions of the DDA Board, and to visit the conference exhibitors, whose support makes these free events possible. 

The following 45-minute presentations are included in the DDA 2020 Conference Live programme: 

Tuesday 13 October

  • 12-5pm Exhibition room open (except for during DDA presentations)
  • 1.15pm: The State of Dispensing – Dr Richard West (Chairman DDA)
  • Your Questions answered – Dr Richard West and Matthew Isom (CEO DDA)
  • 2pm: DDA AGM (members only, requires separate registration by 12pm, Monday 12 October. Papers are now available online).

Wednesday 14 October 

  • 12-5pm Exhibition room open (except for during DDA presentations)
  • 1.15pm Recapturing lost dispensing (including Q&A) – Mark Stone and Matthew Isom 

Thursday 15 October 

  • 12-5pm Exhibition room open (except for during DDA presentations)
  • 1.15pm Controlled Drugs – Updated information for dispensing practices (including Q&A) – Drs Ben Burgess and Philip Koopowitz (DDA Board Members)
  • Time tbc Using technology to improve dispensing

Free online registration for the main DDA 2020 conference programme is also now open, while spaces last.  Please note that additional registration is required for DDA members to attend the online AGM.

Registering for the DDA 2020 conference also entitles delegates to access the DDA Q&A sessions in the Exhibition Room, and the Best Practice conference programme.    

Among the speakers at Best Practice are:

  • Richard Vautrey, Chair, British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee
  • Baroness Dido Harding, Chief Executive, National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP)
  • Minal Bakhai, Deputy Director and National Clinical Lead for Digital Primary Care, NHSX
  • Andrew Menzies-Gow, National Clinical Director for Respiratory Services, NHS England & Improvement
  • Steve Holmes, GP, Park Medical Partnership
  • Tracey Dell, Practice Business Manager, LMC Trainer, PMA Consultant
  • Minesh Patel, Chair, NAPC  

View the full programme and register online 

The next in-person DDA conference, alongside Best Practice, will now take place on 13-14 October 2021 at The NEC Birmingham.

During lockdown, the DDA has hosted a number of webinars in association with the Best Practice event teams. Links to these webinars will be posted in the conference news section on the right hand side of this page.