NPPG Subgroups

NPPG Special Interest Groups

The NPPG wishes to support the set up and activities of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) on behalf of it’s members. The purpose of these groups is to help facilitate appropriate and efficient use of medicines and pharmaceutical care in the neonatal and paediatric population. In order to be recognised as a SIG they must have a nominated chair, Terms of Reference (in line with the aims of the NPPG) and a listed membership comprising a minimum of twenty NPPG members.

Financial or secretarial support may be requested from the NPPG to support SIGs for meetings, projects or study days (all referred to from this point on as “activities”).
  • SIG chairs must contact the NPPG Professional Secretary (on behalf of the NPPG Committee) early on in the planning phase of any activity with the title, learning objectives, venue, date, sponsors, delegate numbers and financial plan.
  • The Committee will ensure that the activity is in line with the NPPG objectives and that the content, sponsors, venue, date are in keeping with the ethos of the NPPG.
  • All learning activities should be submitted to NPPG for accreditation. 
  • Events should be budgeted with a financial plan and aim to break even. The NPPG will underwrite the financial plans of study days run under their logo.
  • A short activity report should be sent to the NPPG Committee within 3 months of the event. This will be shared with the full NPPG Committee and edited for inclusion in the NPPG newsletter.
  • The NPPG has access to administrative staff who will be able to support organisers with their events. Support can come in the form of advertising, contacting speakers, room and catering booking, organising feedback forms, photocopying handouts etc. 
  • There is an allocated budget of £2000/annum total assigned to support NPPG SIGs. Large projects with greater budgets will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Full activity plans must be signed off by the NPPG committee prior to guaranteed NPPG support.
  • Activities must have a time frame for completion.
  • Prolonged activities may have time factored payments agreed.
  • Proof of expenditure will be required wherever possible or substantive invoices presented.

Current SIGs include: PICUP group; POP group; NICU group


POP

Paediatric Oncology Pharmacists Group



Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Pharmacists

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Pharmacists

NPPG Affiliated Groups

The NPPG wishes to assist and support the set up and activities of Affiliated Groups. The purpose of these groups is to help facilitate appropriate and efficient use of medicines and pharmaceutical care in the neonatal and paediatric population. In order to be recognised as an Affiliated Group they must have a nominated chair, Terms of Reference (in line with the aims of the NPPG) and a listed membership comprising a minimum of twenty NPPG members.

Advice and endorsement may be requested from the NPPG to support affiliated groups for meetings, projects or study days (all referred to from this point on as “activities”).
  • Affiliated Group Chairs must contact the NPPG Professional Secretary (on behalf of the NPPG Committee) early on in the planning phase of any activity with the title, learning objectives, venue, date, sponsors and delegate numbers.
  • The Committee will ensure that the activity is in line with the NPPG objectives and that the content, sponsors, venue and date are in keeping with the ethos of the NPPG.
  • A short activity report should be sent to the NPPG Committee within 3 months of the event. This will be shared with the full NPPG Committee and edited for inclusion in the NPPG newsletter

Current affiliated groups include:


SNAPP

Scottish Neonatal And Paediatric Pharmacists Group


London
London & South east based Pharmacists

NPPG Supported Study Days

The NPPG wishes to encourage continued education for it’s members to help facilitate the most appropriate and efficient use of medicines and pharmaceutical care in the neonatal and paediatric population. In the past some Special Interest Groups have run successful study days/courses e.g. the PICU group have had an annual rolling educational event of 2-3 days to cover an agreed agenda of desirable knowledge. There have also been ad-hoc NPPG study days such as a day on the complicated topic of metabolic disease. Whilst these days have been extremely successful, they have placed a huge burden on the organisers in terms of time commitment and stress. The NPPG hopes it can support organisers in the future and make the experience of running these days a little more enjoyable. To this end the NPPG has access to administrative staff who will be able to support organisers with their events. Support can come in the form of advertising including mail shots, contacting speakers, room and catering booking, organising feedback forms, photocopying handouts etc.
  • Study days must be run in line with the objectives of the NPPG
  • Supported study days may be held by the NPPG SIGs or committee teams
  • Study day organisers must contact the NPPG Education Group early on in the planning phase to put forward their plans and then throughout the planning phase. The committee will need to know: title, learning objectives, venue, date, sponsors, delegate numbers, financial plan.
  • The Education Group of the NPPG Committee will ensure that the study day is in line with the NPPG objectives and that the content, sponsors, venue and date are in keeping with the ethos of the NPPG.
  • Events should be budgeted with a financial plan and aim to break even.
  • The NPPG will underwrite the financial plans of study days run under their logo.
  • NPPG can be asked by the event organisers to loan set up fees if required.
  • Full details and receipts of all expenses must be submitted to the Education Group.
  • Feedback must be collected from delegates at the event
  • A short study day report should be sent to the Education team within 3 months of the event. This will be shared with the full NPPG Committee and edited for inclusion into the NPPG newsletter.