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Prescribing Safety Assessment Peer Review 2019

This event allows PSA authors to review and progress their questions so they can be considered for assessment papers.

23–24 May 2019

Abstracts deadline:

Registration deadline: 24 Jan 2019

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  • Overview
  • Venue

We are delighted to invite you to the ninth PSA Peer Review meeting, which will be held on 23 and 24 May 2019 at Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre in Birmingham.

Attendance is dependent on your completed PSA item writing commission. The event is free and travel, food and accommodation expenses will be cover in line with the Society’s expenses policy.

Please note, that the meeting will begin at 10am on Thursday 23 May to allow reasonable travel time on the morning of the meeting.  The meeting will finish by 4pm on Friday 24 May. Please reserve your flights or train tickets in advance to minimise costs.

We are holding a few rooms for those who need to travel on Wednesday 22 May so if you need an additional nights accommodation please confirm this via email to

Thursday 23 May 2019

Registration 10– 10.30am

Welcome and introduction 10.30– 11.30am
Professor Simon Maxwell, Medical Director and Dr Lynne Bollington, Consultant to the PSA

Update on development of the PSA and of the item bank
Item usage and performance data
Purpose, structure and conduct of the meeting
Introduction of Peer Review Group Chairs
Orientation and room allocation

Peer Review 11.30am– 1pm

Lunch 1– 2pm

Peer Review 2.30– 3.45pm

Break 3.45– 4pm

Peer Review continues 4– 5.45pm

Progress report from PRG Chairs, an opportunity for feedback on group activities 5.45–6pm

Dinner at Edgbaston Park Hotel 7pm

Friday 24 May 2019

Peer Review 8.30– 10.45am

Break 10.45– 11am 

Peer Review 11am– 12.15pm

Progress report from PRG Chairs to plan remaining activities 12.15– 12.30pm

Lunch 12.30– 1.30pm

Peer Review 1.30– 3pm

Break 3– 3.15pm

Peer Review continues 3.15– 4pm

Close of meeting


Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre
53 Edgbaston Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2RS



From Birmingham city centre, it’s a 2-mile drive to the hotel, which should take around 11 minutes. When using a satnav the postcode B15 2RS will take you to the conference centre. 


University train station is a 15-minute walk, with a high-frequency 6-minute service direct to Birmingham New Street.


Numbers X61 and 63 travel from the Bus Mall, Moor Street Queensway, and from New Street Station, St Martin’s Queensway, to the Bristol Road, at the corner of Edgbaston Park Road. The services all run frequently from the city centre.