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This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring nurse prescribers on prescribing at the end of life. It is widely recognized that pain and symptom control at the end of life is not always optimal, the development of non medical prescribing has a key role in improving pain and symptom control for patients at the end of life. The conference, which includes national updates, extended in depth sessions and case studies will focus on developing your skills and competence as a nurse prescriber in end of life care.
The conference will also update nurse prescribers in the issues around prescribing controlled drugs. The Care Quality Commission stated in July 2020 that “prescribing by non-medical prescribers increased in 2019, with the most significant increase from pharmacist prescribing, which increased by 80% over the previous year. Nurse prescribing also increased by 32%.”
"The Department of Health and Social Care has recently reiterated its commitment to improvement in the quality of end-of-life care and emphasised the importance of all patients having rapid access to medication"
“There are unacceptable variations in aspects of palliative and end of life care such as access to pain control, related to different care settings"
Delegate feedback from the previous conference:
"I was impressed by the experience and knowledge of the speakers. All informative and up to date information. I was impressed by the organisation of the online conference."
"All the speakers had very good points and information that I will use in my day to day work and is invaluable in my learning to become a non medical prescriber. All speakers had great advice for the current and aspiring non medical prescribers and I would recommend this conference to colleagues in palliative care."
"This conference has helped me to think about my prescribing practice and wider implications of prescribing for patients who are at the end of their life. Sharing practice is essential for all of us, and this conference has definitely enabled this."
This conference will enable you to:
• Network with colleagues who are working to improving nurse prescribing in end of life care
• Learn from outstanding practice in end of life care prescribing
• Reflect on best practice in prescribing at the end of life for Covid-19 patients
• Understand how to effectively develop, demonstrate and maintain continued competence in Prescribing for patients at the end of life
• Reflect on lessons from experts in nurse prescribing for specific case study areas with in depth interactive sessions focusing on:
Nurse Prescribing for Pain, Nurse Prescribing in community settings, Controlled drugs and use of drugs beyond the product licence, The use of
Syringe Drivers and Syringe Driver combinations, Best practice in prescribing for symptom control at the end of life, Nurse prescribing within a
hospice setting, Anticipatory prescribing and Prescribing within End of Life Care Clinics
• Identify key strategies for improving nurse prescribing practice at the end of life
• Develop your role and confidence as a nurse prescriber
• Self assess, reflect and expand your skills in prescribing practice whilst understanding your limits of practice