Join us for a free in conversation event: The drugs don’t work – our over medicated society…

In 2016 our population of 1.8 million received over 41 million prescription items costing over £400m. NI spends 40% more on drugs per head of population compared to England and 20% more than Scotland which is a region of comparable social deprivation.  Do we get 20% to 40% more value from our drug spend in terms of improvements in health and well being?

Join us for a one on one discussion with myself (Brian O’Neill) and Terry Maguire. Dr Maguire owns and runs two community pharmacies in Belfast. He was up to 2008 a board member and vice-chair of PharmacyHealthLink and he is a Past President of the Pharmaceutical Society of N. Ireland and served on its Council for 16 years. He was Director of the Northern Ireland Centre for Post-graduate Pharmaceutical Education and Training (1997 –2002) and was appointed a Principle Pharmaceutical Officer at DHSSPS (NI) 2002-2005. He served as a member of the Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM) from 2002 – 2006. He was chair of Belfast Local Commissioning Group and is a senior lecturer (Hon) at the School of Pharmacy, The Queen’s University of Belfast.

This is a new event format for Slugger. We are encouraging input from the audience so if you have an interest in the subject or just want a night of interesting conversation please do come along.

Date: Monday the 15th of January, 7:15pm

Venue: The Dark Horse Bar, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast. Note the changed venue. Click here for map…

The event is free but to help us plan numbers please do register below…

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