We aim to bring together all pharmacists with a role in the promotion and delivery of effective, patient-centred medicines management to all solid organ transplant patients.
Purpose / role
To promote excellence in the pharmaceutical care of all solid organ transplant patients.
1. To provide a forum for information exchange and sharing best clinical practice.
2. To support continued professional development (CPD) for pharmacists working in solid organ transplantation.
1. To provide an annual educational meeting to support solid-organ transplant-specific CPD.
2. To be affiliated to other national and international transplant multi-professional groups such as the British Transplant Society.
3. To create and develop a website for communication and dissemination of information between members.
An Executive Committee consisting of four specialist pharmacists representing all areas of solid organ transplantation.
Membership is open to members of:-
UK Renal Pharmacy Group members who are working primarily within transplantation.
Individuals who are not members of one of the above groups may apply for membership of SOTPA via the Secretary. The Executive Committee will review and endorse the application if acceptable.
Benefits of Membership include:
An Executive Committee will act together to manage the association on behalf of the members. The Executive Committee will have representatives from Renal, Liver and Cardiothoracic Pharmacists. The group will be comprised of a Chair, a Co-chair, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.
The primary function of the Executive Committee will be to oversee the activities and educational content of SOTPA events. A quorum for Committee meetings will be any three. Decisions are to be by simple majority, except for decisions with a financial implication which must be unanimous.
There is currently no membership fee for SOTPA, this will be reviewed annually by the Executive Committee who will make recommendations to the membership at the AGM.
Membership will renew automatically each year as long as the membership fee is zero. A member may terminate their membership by writing to the Secretariat.
The Committee will meet at least twice a year to review and plan SOTPA activities. Minutes from each meeting will be recorded.
Annual activity report to be written and submitted following the annual educational meeting. This will be posted on the Members’ section of the website.