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Electronic Prescribing in Hospitals

Monday 12 Oct 2020


Benefits Realisation & Improving Patient Safety through a Closed Loop Medicines Management System

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Find out more about virtual attendance

This hybrid conference will focus on the optimisation of Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HePMA) . The summit will examine the development of electronic prescribing systems towards advanced eprescribing, and closed loop medicines administration, ensuring the full clinical benefits are achieved. The conference will also focus on ePrescribing and Patient Safety following the recent 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 Dec 2019).  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 Dec 2019)

“Over the next five years, all providers will be expected to implement electronic prescribing systems to reduce errors by up to 30%.”

NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England 2019

“It is clear from the NHS Long Term Plan that digital transformation remains a key priority… The focus is now on ensuring that everyone that needs to access information can do so using digital means in every location in which they need it – medicines has been identified as a priority for this in every survey conducted over the last few years in every care sector… In hospitals this is being enabled by accelerating the use of ePrescribing systems. The use of more mature functionality to support improved prescribing and medicines administration is also underway with the global digital exemplar sites. The first sites to undertake closed loop medicines administration are now live and key interfaces to other systems are in development.”

Ann Slee, associate chief clinical information officer (medicines) at NHSX, 2019

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 from the Global Digital Exemplars Programme
  • Develop your skills in enabling the clinical benefits of eprescribing
  • Learn from organisations that have implemented closed loop medicines administration 
  • Learn from established practice in the use of eprescribing to change clinical behaviour and prescribing practices
  • 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, paediatrics and oncology
  • Explore the challenges in ensuring safety at discharge and transfer of care through digitising medicines reconciliation 
  • Develop your local strategy to understand and eliminate medication errors associated with eprescribing
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

PLUS: There will be an opportunity to hear from Civica in the pre-conference supplier showcase session 

Professor Mike Fisher

Chief Clinical Information Officer & Consultant Cardiologist
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Samrina Bhatti

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Clinical Fellow

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, whether it be a sponsored session, or a virtual booth, 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 on-site and virtually 
  • 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 virtual & hybrid exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(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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