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A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing for Pain

Monday 18 March 2019
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing for Pain

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“Nurses need to do more to assess the effectiveness of pain relief when working with older patients, according to those involved in a new campaign launched today by the British Pain Society.” Nursing Times, October 2017

This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring nurse prescribers on prescribing for pain. Pain is a growing area of nurse 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 nurse prescribers maintain the competence and skills to prescribe for pain in an effective way, working with patients to improve pain outcomes.

The conference will also discuss the role of the Prescribing Competency Framework in supporting non medical pain prescribing standard as proposed by the NMC:

“We propose to adopt the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Single competency framework for all prescribers as our new standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribing practice….we anticipate formally adopting the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Single competency framework for all prescribers as our practice standards from spring 2018. Education providers may adopt these standards of proficiency as ‘early adopters’ from September 2018, and all programmes would be expected to adopt these standards of proficiency by September 2019.” NMC June 2017

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. Extended sessions developing prescribing competence and confidence, medication management, managing medication safety and preventing medication errors and overcoming the barriers to effective pain management.

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
  • Develop your skills in pain assessment
  • 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 Assessment
    • 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

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleagues

Comments included

-exceptional. Thank you very much”

- very informative, good speakers”

-really inspiring speakers made very practice examples of clinical practice relating to NMP –

-very informative and it reinforced a lot of my knowledge and skill”

-excellent, Learnt a lot from the presenters.  Has helped to inform my practice” 


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