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

Fri, 12 Jul 2024

Virtual, Online

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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, early intervention in psychosis, forensic mental health, learning disabilities and physical health monitoring.

The conference will also look at developing non medical prescribing including auditing your prescribing practice, deprescribing, involving people in prescribing decisions, prescribing decision making and supporting the expansion of non medical prescribing practice in mental health.

“It is about taking the time to understand as either soon to be NMP’s, current NMP’s or soon to be DPP’s or current DPP’s how we can undertake this role”

Kirsty Fishburn Module Leader for Nurse Non-Medical Prescribing & Mental Health Programme Director University of Hull August 2023

The value of advanced clinical practice in the delivery of mental healthcare has long been recognised as occupying a unique space in holistic patient care.

Professor Mark Radford Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive (External) NHS England 2022

 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 improving care through non medical prescribing

  • Reflect on national developments and learning, and how prescribing practice has changed during the pandemic 

  • 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

  • Reflect on prescribing decision making including difficult issues: pharmacology & prescribing decision making, understanding co-morbidity issues and drug interactions, and issues around sedation 

  • 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 and learn from case studies in dual diagnosis, psychosis, older people with frailty, Dementia,  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

  • 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

Speakers include:

Mrs Kirsty Fishburn

Course Director for Non-Medical Prescribing and Lecturer in Mental Health
University of Hull

Mr James Downs

Patient Representative at Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS England, Lived Experience Consultant & Peer Researcher

Dr Toby Pillinger

Clinical Research Fellow
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Qun Wang

Trust Lead for Non-Medical Prescribing/Nurse Consultant Geriatrics
Trust Wide
Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

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  

Enquire

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

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Virtual Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Virtual Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

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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