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Effective Nurse Prescribing in End of Life Care

Thursday 10 Nov 2022


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Chaired by Carolyn Doyle, Professional Lead Community & End of Life Care Nursing, Royal College of Nursing, 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 conference will improve my confidence in prescribing in end of life care in community setting, which will improve patient care.”

Delegate at last conference on this subject 2022

“Commonly prescribed drugs such as opioids, anti-emetics, anti-secretory drugs, antipsychotic agents and mouth care products can significantly enhance the role of the CNS in palliative care and the support and care provided for our dying patients.”

Non-medical Prescribing in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EOLC), Emma Sweeney

“There are unacceptable variations in aspects of palliative and end of life care such as access to pain control, related to different care settings"

Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020

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
    • Controlled drugs and use of drugs beyond the product licence
    • Best practice in prescribing for symptom control at the end of life
    • Prescribing within End of Life Care Clinics,
    • Prescribing for difficult to control and malignant pain
  • 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
  • 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

Chair and Speakers Include:

Dr Andrew Tweddle

Consultant in Palliative Care
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Carolyn Doyle

Professional Lead Community & End of Life Care Nursing
Royal College of Nursing

Dr Barry Quinn

Senior Lecturer for Cancer and Palliative Care
Queen’s University Belfast

Nigel Dodds

Consultant Nurse, Community Nursing
St Christopher’s Hospice

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  


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

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(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.

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