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Speaker news and updates: Nurse/Non Medical Prescribing for Pain

This important national conference provides essential updates for current and aspiring nurse/non medical prescribers on prescribing for pain.

Marion Russell Board Member & Medicines Management Advisor Association for Prescribers opened the day with a presentation on 'national developments in nurse/non medical prescribing' and covered:

  • developing confidence and competence in your ability to prescribe
  • the benefits of non medical / nurse prescribing for pain

 

Pre conference abstract

The number of professions now able to register as non-medical prescribers is expanding as the demands made on the NHS and other Health Care providers continues to increase.

This brings with it the need to ensure that medicines are not only prescribed safely but those who undertake this task are capable and competent to do so.

The new NMC Code for nurses and midwives sets out quite clearly that patient safety is the registrant's responsibility.

This presentation seeks to link all of these facets together and help to set the scene for the conference.  

Full powerpoint presentation

Marion's Biography

Marion Russell BSc (Hons) RN Cert Ed (FE) Cert Health Promotion.FHEA

Since her retirement from the NHS in November 2013 Marion Russell has been working as an independent medicines management advisor. This includes running training days on medicines management for nurses, midwives and allied health care professionals as well as writing and reviewing medicines management related documents.

She was employed from 2003 -2013 at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust as the Clinical Development Nurse: Medicines Management and was the Non Medical Prescribing Lead for the Trust. In this role she developed learning programmes for nurse/midwives and allied health professionals relating to medicines management, as well as  writing and monitoring the development of patient group directions and supporting nurses in non medical prescribing.

Her career in nursing spans over 50 years. She has worked in both the secondary and independent sector and held senior positions in the adult setting.

In 1980 she moved into mainstream education and qualified as a teacher. After this she worked in further education with students following social care courses.

In 1984 she entered Nurse Education and remained in this field until 2003 progressing from nurse tutor to managing education.

She was a member of the steering group working with the NMC on the development of the Standards for Medicines Management which was launched in February 2008.

She was the initiator and founder member of the Nurses Working In Pharmacy Network Group set up to support nurses who work in pharmacy.

She is a committee member of the Association for Prescribing.

This will be followed by a presentation from Claire Callaghan NMP Programme Leader University of Cumbria on 'what are non medical prescribers prescribing for pain?' and addressed

  • non medical / nurse prescribing for pain: where are we now?
  • prescribing for post-operative pain, acute pain, chronic pain and long term conditions, cancer pain, crossover pain
  • the range of pain management prescribed
  • improving pain outcomes
  • issues around prescribing of controlled drugs
  • non medical prescribing for pain: where are we now?
  • what are non medical prescribers prescribing for pain?
  • prescribing for post-operative pain, acute pain, chronic pain and long term conditions, cancer pain, crossover pain
  • the range of pain management prescribed
  • improving pain outcomes
  • issues around prescribing of controlled drugs

 

Future conferences of interest:

Demonstrating & Improving Nurse Prescribing Competence & Practice: Implementing the National competency framework for all prescribers
Friday 20 April 2018, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Revalidation for Pharmacy Professionals
Friday 18 May 2018, De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

Nurse Prescribing in Cardiology
Monday 25 June 2018, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing in Respiratory Care
Monday 2 July 2018, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London


2 March 2018

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