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Effective Nurse Prescribing in End of Life Care

This Conference is now Closed

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“The Department of Health and Social Care has recently reiterated its commitment to improvement in the quality of end-of-life care and emphasised the importance of all patients having rapid access to medication.”

Community palliative care clinical nurse specialists as independent prescribers: part 1 Kathy Latham, Brian Nyatanga 2018

“Commonly prescribed drugs such as opioids, anti-emetics, anti-secretory drugs, antipsychotic agents and mouth care products can significantly enhance the role of the CNS in palliative care and the support and care provided for our dying patients.”

Non-medical Prescribing in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EOLC), Emma Sweeney 2017

This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring nurse prescribers on prescribing at the end of life. It is widely recognised that pain and symptom control at the end of life is not always optimal, the development of nurse prescribing has a key role in improving pain and symptom control for patients at the end of life. The conference, which includes national updates, extended in depth sessions and case studies will focus on developing your skills and competence as a nurse prescriber in end of life care.

The conference will also update nurse prescribers in the issues around prescribing controlled drugs. In their July 2018 Annual Report the Care Quality Commission stated that “the volume of prescribing of controlled drugs by pharmacists in 2017 almost doubled from 259,394 to 487,036 items. The increase in nurse prescribing was around 6%”.

This conference will enable you to: 

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving nurse prescribing in end of life care 
  • Learn from outstanding practice in end of life care prescribing  
  • Understand how to effectively develop, demonstrate and maintain continued competence in prescribing for patients at the end of life 
  • Reflect on lessons from experts in nurse prescribing for specific case study areas with in depth interactive sessions focusing on
    • Nurse Prescribing for Pain
    • Nurse Prescribing in community settings
    • Controlled drugs and use of drugs beyond the product licence
    • The use of Syringe Drivers and Syringe Driver combinations 
    • Best practice in prescribing for symptom control at the end of life
    • Nurse prescribing within a hospice setting
    • Anticipatory prescribing
  • Identify key strategies for improving nurse prescribing practice at the end of life 
  • Develop your role and confidence as a nurse prescriber 
  • Self assess, reflect and expand your skills in prescribing practice whilst understanding your limits of practice

Chair and Speakers Include:

Dr Deborah Robertson

Lecturer
School of Health & Society
University of Salford

Gwen Klepping

Consultant Pharmacist for Palliative and End of Life Care

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.