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A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

Monday 10 June 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health
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“The number of nurse prescribers has increased over the last few years. Nurse prescribers are increasingly prescribing in a form (‘independent prescribing’) that makes them independently responsible for prescribing decisions without working to a plan laid out by a doctor. Mental health organisations are increasingly planning in a systematic way how to identify, train and ensure good practice in nurse prescribing” National survey of nurse prescribing in mental health services; a follow‐up 6 years on D. Dobel‐Ober PhD N. Brimblecombe RN, PhD

Chaired by Prof Neil Brimblecombe, Professor of Mental Health, London South Bank University, this conference will look at national developments in nurse prescribing in mental health, improving and maintaining prescribing competence and the use of the national prescribing competency framework in mental health. Chris Bell, Standards Development Specialist, Nursing and Midwifery Council will give an update on adopting the RPS framework. Extended sessions will focus on developing your skills as an effective nurse prescriber and case studies will demonstrate established practice in nurse prescribing within dual diagnosis, mental health crisis services, and physical health monitoring. The conference will also look at developing nurse prescribing including auditing your prescribing practice, and supporting the expansion of nurse prescribing practice in Mental Health.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to develop their skills in nurse prescribing practice in a mental health setting
  • Learn from outstanding practice in improve care through nurse prescribing
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Understand where nurse 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
  • Ensure the support is in place to prescribe effectively  
  • Understand how you can support, audit and expand nurse prescribing practice
  • Learn from case studies in dual diagnosis, physical health monitoring and mental health crisis
  • 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

 

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


 

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