Upcoming Events - RCPE Manchester

Adherence - A bitter pill to swallow 2 October 2019

Register today for our Symposium – Adherence - A Bitter Pill to Swallow, the second event in our RCPE Manchester 2019 programme.

This RCPE Manchester symposium is jointly organised by The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Health Innovation Manchester, and focuses on patients’ adherence to medicines; that is, the extent to which patients take their medications as prescribed.

In its report on Adherence to long-term therapies: evidence for action, the World Health Organization estimated that half of those for whom treatment regimens are prescribed do not follow them as directed. Medication non-adherence costs the NHS in excess of £500m per year, and represents a significant burden in terms of increased morbidity and mortality.

This symposium aims for health professionals to understand:

The Problems – including the magnitude of non-adherence, and associated challenges such as polypharmacy

The Determinants – which are the reasons why patients may be non-adherent, whether intentional or otherwise, and how these are influenced by their understanding, their contexts of care and available support

The Interventions – technological approaches and lessons from public health to enable behaviour change

The Solutions – implementing effective adherence interventions

Taking place in central Manchester, the day will be of interest to a wide range of medical professionals – consultant physicians, GPs and trainees from many disciplines, pharmacists, nurses and health practitioners. It also provides a good opportunity to network with colleagues, and participate in a panel discussion.

You can see the event programme and how to book your place here.

The Christie School of Oncology - ESC:TOX 12-13 September 2019



RCPE Manchester is pleased to be supporting the Christie School of Oncology with this event.

This is a two day conference for participants to learn about the latest advances in supportive care and pain and toxicity management from leading practitioners within the field.

It will focus on the topics of; the new management of cancer pain, management of cancer toxicities, precision medicine: benefits and associated toxicity, radiotherapy, radiology and surgery, impact of chronic treatment, acute oncology and managing cancer treatment related toxicities, plus many more.

We will discuss the recognition and management of common and non-conventional toxicities from modern chemotherapy, with panel discussions and debate.

Intended Audience

The course is aimed at clinical nurse specialists, GP’s, oncologists, general physicians, emergency physicians, palliative care physicians, medical trainees, research nurses, acute oncology nurses and all allied health professionals involved in cancer treatment options.

You can find out more here and book your place at the dedicated website here.


    Shona Costa, RCPE Manchester Coordinator
    +44 (0)131 247 3616