What we do

Pharmacy Forum

Advancing care through expert medication management and industry-standard setting in collaboration.

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The role of the IAPC Pharmacist Forum is to listen to all aspects of palliative care issues, discuss different viewpoints, facilitate communication, and clarify the position of the IAPC.

This will be carried out by producing policy papers for discussion, responding to ongoing palliative care issues, pertaining to Pharmacists, as they arise and ensuring that the voice of the IAPC is clear in any discussions, policy documents, submissions, or dialogues. The forum will also be a space for support and networking for pharmacists working in palliative care. As this is a forum exclusively for pharmacists, it will not reflect the multidisciplinary membership of the IAPC. 

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Specifically, it will:

  • Represent Palliative Care at a national level
  • Participate in Research and Audit
  • Standardised Palliative Care Pharmacy Practice
  • Identify and interpret the questions raised by Government, IAPC Board members or other, in order to respond to and anticipate questions of significant concern.
  • Investigate and report on such questions in the interests of promoting public and membership understanding of pharmacist issues.
  • Will ensure, through the Board that all IAPC members are fully informed of decisions, policy papers or submissions.
  • The work of the Pharmacists forum will result in the development of (where appropriate):
  • Discussion Documents
  • Policy Papers
  • Submissions
  • Dissemination of information to the IAPC members through:
  • Published Reports
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Lectures

Forum members

Who are the Pharmacy Forum

Ann Carmichael


Chief II Pharmacist, Marymount University Hospital

Emma Stodart


Senior Pharmacist, Milford Care Centre

Niall Manktelow


Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claire Kavanagh

Senior Pharmacist

Our Lady’s Hospice Dublin

Eilin Grant

Senior Pharmacist

Milford Care Centre

Eimear O’ Dwyer

Chief Pharmacist

Our Lady’s Hospice, Dublin

Eimear McGowan

Chief Pharmacist

University Hospital Waterford

Karen McKee

Chief Pharmacist

Galway Hospice

Maedbh Flannery

Chief Pharmacist

Marymount University Hospital

Marie Wright

Chief II Pharmacist

Milford Care Centre

Oisin Ó hAlmhain

Superintendent Pharmacist

St Francis Hospice

Olivia Buckley

Chief Pharmacist

Our Lady’s Hospice, Dublin

Paula Reynolds


Marymount University Hospital

Sharon Byrne

Chief II Pharmacist

Our Lady’s Hospice

Aoife Harrington

Senior Pharmacist

LauraLynn Ireland Childrens Hospice


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