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Optimising Electronic Prescribing & Medicines Administration (ePMA) in Hospitals

Wed, 1 May 2024

TheStudio, Birmingham, Birmingham

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This National Conference will focus on the optimisation of Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HePMA). The conference will examine the development of electronic prescribing systems towards advanced ePrescribing, closed loop medicines administration and advanced clinical decision support; ensuring the full clinical benefits are achieved. The conference will also focus on ePrescribing and Patient Safety following the HSIB Investigation which found that “ePMA systems can create their own risks – risks that will need to be addressed as these systems become more widespread.” (HSIB). Closed Loop Medication Management (CLMM) systems are fully electronic medication management process that integrates automated and intelligent systems to manage the process of prescription, dispensing and administration of medicines, and seamlessly document all the relevant information. (HSIB)

“Electronic prescribing systems have been shown to save time and money by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy. Investing in these systems will help to save money and increase productivity for the NHS overall…Digital prescribing systems will replace outdated paper prescriptions, improving patient safety and reducing errors. The NHS is on course to eliminate paper prescribing in hospitals and achieve the NHS Long Term Plan commitment to introduce digital prescribing across the entire NHS by 2024”

Department of Health and Social Care

“Some of the key benefits of digital systems are in reducing the risk of medication-related errors, supporting strategies to reduce overprescribing and medicines optimisation and enabling the transformation of services to improve efficiencies and most importantly providing the right support for patients.”

Ann Slee, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer NHS England April 2022

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to optimise and realise benefits from hospital electronic prescribing systems

  • Understand the national context including updates leading digital ePrescribing NHS Trust 

  • Develop your skills in enabling the clinical benefits of ePrescribing

  • Learn from organisations that have implemented closed loop medicines administration

  • Explore the role of advanced clinical decision support and artificial intelligence in making the right thing to do easier 

  • Understand how data from EPMA systems can be used to improve practice and prescribing 

  • Learn from established practice in the use of ePrescribing to change clinical behaviour and prescribing practices

  • Develop your local strategy to understand and eliminate medication errors associated with ePrescribing

  • Develop your skills in risk mitigation and learn from the recent HSIB Investigation into electronic prescribing and medicines administration  systems and safe discharge

  • Understand how to sustain and extend ePrescribing into higher risk and complex areas

  • Learn from case studies in high risk areas such as anticoagulation and paediatrics 

  • Explore the challenges in ensuring safety at discharge and transfer of care, and understand the role of ePrescribing in Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience 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 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 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  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue


TheStudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

thestudio is located about 50 yards up Cannon Street (from New Street) on the right or 50 yards down from House of Fraser on the left.<


There are three railway stations within walking distance of thestudio: Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. New Street Station is just three minute walk from thestudio.


There are several car parks within walking distance of thestudio. We recommend either NCP High Street, or NCP Londonderry House both around five minutes walk away. The postcode for satnav is B4 7LN and B4 7LX. The Mailbox car park is also only a 10 minute walk.

Venue Map

Fee Options

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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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