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A Practical Guide to Effective Non Medical Prescribing for Pain

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“Treatment of pain is a fundamental human right yet sadly, there is an enormous gap between the care people require and what happens in practice.”

British Pain Society 

“In 2018, more than two thirds (65%) of respondents said they had been in pain during their stay.. Of those who said they had been in pain, 67% thought that the staff “definitely” did everything they could to control it.”

2018 Adult Inpatient Survey published July 2019, Care Quality Commission 

This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring non medical prescribers on prescribing for pain. Pain is a growing area of non medical prescribing and one of the most common areas, in a survey of the Association for Prescribers members 50% of members prescribed for pain (Karen Stenner, University of Surrey). This make it essential that non medical prescribers maintain the competence and skills to prescribe for pain in an effective way, working with patients to improve pain outcomes both in the inpatient setting and the community. 

The conference will also discuss the role of the Prescribing Competency Framework in supporting non medical pain prescribing standards.

Through national updates and extended interactive practical case studies delegates will hear how to develop and maintain prescribing competence, and how to develop effectiveness in post qualification practice. 

This conference will enable you to: 

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving non medical prescribing for pain 
  • Learn from outstanding practice in management of pain 
  • Reflect on Pain management and some of its many facets through case presentation 
  • Develop your skills in pain assessment 
  • Understanding how outcome scales and measures can improve your service 
  • Learn how to use the National Prescribing Competency Framework as proposed by the NMC 
  • Understand how to effectively develop, demonstrate and maintain continued competence in Prescribing for Pain 
  • Reflect on lessons from experts in non medical prescribing for specific case study areas with in depth interactive sessions focusing on Pain and opioids: approaches to minimise risks, Chronic Pain, Inpatient Pain, Pain in the Older Person, Cancer and End of Life Care Pain including Symptom Control Working with patients with co-morbidity 
  • Identify key strategies for improving non medical prescribing practice for pain 
  • Develop your role and confidence as a non medical prescriber 
  • Self assess, reflect and expand your skills in prescribing practice whilst understanding your limits of practice

Sharon Kitcatt

Deputy Module Leader for Non-Medical Prescribing
Kings College London

Claire Callaghan

Senior Lecturer in Advanced Nursing Practice
University of Cumbria

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  


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

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