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A Practical Guide to Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in Mental Health

Tuesday 23 Mar 2021


For Current and Aspiring Non-Medical Prescribers 
Third Annual Conference

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“We suggest that Mental Health Trusts should urgently develop prescribing roles for specialist mental health pharmacists, which are integrated within mental health teams.”

How pharmacist prescribers can help meet the mental health consequences of COVID-19, BMJ Journals 2020

“It is time for Trusts to revise and improve how they use their multidisciplinary workforce, including non-medical prescribers (NMPs)... We know from systematic reviews that NMPs in general are considered to provide a responsive, efficient and convenient service5 and to deliver similar prescribing outcomes as doctors”

This conference will look at national developments in non medical prescribing in mental health, improving and maintaining prescribing competence and the use of the national prescribing competency framework in mental health. Extended sessions will focus on developing your skills as an effective non medical prescriber and case studies will demonstrate established practice in non medical prescribing on acute inpatient wards, for dual diagnosis, mental health crisis services, depression, dementia and delirium, and physical health monitoring. The conference will also look at developing non medical prescribing including auditing your prescribing practice,and supporting the expansion of non medical prescribing practice in Mental Health. 

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to develop their skills in non medical prescribing practice in a mental health setting
  • Reflect on the lived experience 
  • Learn from outstanding practice in improve care through non medical prescribing
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Understand where non medical prescribing is working well in mental health
  • Develop confidence and competence in your ability to prescribe
  • Improve the way you use the National Prescribing Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners
  • Ensure the support is in place to prescribe effectively
  • Understand how you can support, audit and expand non medical prescribing practice
  • Learn from experienced practitioners in developing non medical prescribing on the acute inpatient ward
  • Learn from case studies in dual diagnosis, depression, dementia and delirium, physical health monitoring and forensic mental health 
  • Identify key strategies for reducing polypharmacy and deprescribing
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chair and Speakers Include:

Kirsty Fishburn

Module Leader for Nurse Non-Medical Prescribing & Mental Health Programme Director
University of Hull

Dr Deborah Robertson

School of Health & Society
University of Salford

Lianne Edwards

Advanced Practitioner / Non-medical prescriber
Kemple View Hospital, Priory Healthcare

Laura Stavert

Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner, Northumberland Older Adult Community Treatment Teams Cumbria, Northumberland
Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

For the full benefits and all our virtual training titles click here

Virtual Training

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 face to face with your key audience o 
  • 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.

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.

Also of Interest

Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children
Friday 23 Apr 2021
Improving Mental Health Crisis Care
Friday 30 Apr 2021

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