The NHSCT team have been busy promoting SHAPES through invited presentations locally, nationally and internationally. One such key event was the “EU Regions Driving Medicines Safety” event in October 2020. This event was a first for Northern Ireland and showcased examples from a range of EU partners of how Northern Ireland is co-operating and working cohesively throughout Europe to deliver safer and more effective medicines use. SHAPES was highlighted as one of our key collaborative pieces of work.

Additionally Prof. Mike Scott was an invited speaker for the “East Anglia Medicines Optimisation Group” in October 2020 where he delivered a presentation describing our role in driving medicines optimisation and the importance of the work being undertaken in this regard in SHAPES.

Full event video available online at