The EU Falsified Medicine Directive – RPS Local Practice Forum

22nd February 2018 7.00 pm refreshments for 7.30pm start, approximate finish 8.45pm

Kidlington Football Club, Yarnton Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AT (Near Oxford)

Topic and Speakers: The EU Falsified Medicine Directive – Implications for the dispensing of medicines.

The Falsified Medicine Directive (2011/62/EU) will become live in Europe in February 2019. Thames Valley LPF already heard about the directive back in 2016 when Sue Kilby talked to our hub in Slough about anti-counterfeiting measures for medicinal products that will affect pharmacists working across sectors.

Sue Kilby, Chair of the Industrial Pharmacists Forum RPS, will be joining us again to introduce this interactive session where Bernard Naughton, PhD candidate at Keele University and researcher at the University of Oxford, will present his work regarding the impact of the FMD on the dispensing of medicines.

You will be invited to participate in a Q&A at the end of the talk and you are welcome to post your questions ahead of the event to the RPS website (Thames Valley LPF page).

The meeting will be chaired by Ian G Simpson MBE FRPharmS FFRPS DMS, member of the RPS Thames Valley Steering Group and Chair of the RPS Retired Pharmacists’ Group.

Bernard D. Naughton MPharm (Hons), M.R.Pharm.S., Dip.Clin.Pharm
PhD Candidate, Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University & Researcher at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Bernard is a researcher investigating the issue of falsified medicine. Bernard is also a Clinical Pharmacist with several years’ experience working in large UK NHS teaching hospitals and community pharmacies. Bernard has authored book chapters and journal articles relating to international falsified medicine regulations and the impact of these regulations on healthcare. Bernard actively works with government organisations, charities, healthcare providers and private companies to translate his research into impact. Bernard is currently completing his doctoral thesis which covers the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), its impact on dispensers, and the effectiveness of the EU FMD digital drug screening approach.


Sue Kilby FRPharmS, MBA, MSc, BPharm
Chair of the Industrial Pharmacists Forum for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Sue has worked across healthcare which has included hospital, primary care, community and industry, ran her own consultancy and was Head of Practice for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. She has been a Chief Pharmacist, led on Medicines Management for primary care and worked as a Cancer Network Pharmacist where she was involved in setting up the Cancer Drugs Fund. Her last role in the NHS was working for NHS England where she oversaw the early stages of implementation of FMD before moving the programme across to NHS Digital.

Sue has also held senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry in marketing, sales, market access and health policy. She was one of the first pharmacists to be involved in health economics and successfully managed several HTA submissions. She is currently Chair of the Industrial Pharmacists Forum for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.


Please book via the RPS website following this link

Note: This meeting is open to non-members and both members and non-members should be able to register via the RPS website under Thames Valley LPF.

Car Parking is free at Kidlington Football Club and directions can be found on Google Map by following this link.

Please note that Attendance Certificates will be provided on the evening following completion of an assessment form.