{{ item.label }}: {{ item.title }}

Optimising Electronic Prescribing & Medicines Administration (ePMA) in Hospitals

Friday 20 May 2022

Hallam Conference Centre, London

Follow the conference on Twitter #HePMA

This National Conference  will focus on the optimisation of Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HePMA) . The conference will examine the development of electronic prescribing systems towards advanced eprescribing, and closed loop medicines administration, ensuring the full clinical benefits are achieved. The conference will also focus on ePrescribing and Patient Safety following the recent HSIB Investigation which found that “ePMA systems can create their own risks – risks that will need to be addressed as these systems become more widespread.” (HSIB). Closed Loop Medication Management (CLMM) systems are fully electronic medication management process that integrates automated and intelligent systems to manage the process of prescription, dispensing and administration of medicines, and seamlessly document all the relevant information. (HSIB) 

“This year 83% of National Health Service trusts have implemented the electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) systems in hospitals. Once fully implemented, the EPMA will have significant impact on the safety of administration of medicines.”

Nadine Dorries, Minister for Patient Safety 12th July 2021

“Linkage of EPMA data with other datasets can support research into the association of medicines and severity of disease experienced by COVID-19 positive patients. It can help identify medicines providing greater protection or linked to poorer outcomes”

NHS Digital May 2021

Benefits of attending

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to optimise and realise benefits from hospital electronic prescribing systems
  • Understand the national context including updates leading digital eprescribing NHS Trust 
  • Develop your skills in enabling the clinical benefits of eprescribing
  • Learn from organisations that have implemented closed loop medicines administration
  • Understand how data from EPMA systems can be used to improve the management of Covid-19
  • Learn from established practice in the use of eprescribing to change clinical behaviour and prescribing practices
  • Develop your skills in risk mitigation and learn from the recent HSIB Investigation into electronic prescribing and medicines administration systems and safe discharge
  • Understand how to sustain and extend eprescribing into higher risk and complex areas
  • Learn from case studies in high risk areas such as anticoagulation, paediatrics and oncology
  • Explore the challenges in ensuring safety at discharge and transfer of care through digitising medicines reconciliation
  • Develop your local strategy to understand and eliminate medication errors associated with eprescribing
  • 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

Chair & Speakers Include:

Professor Mike Fisher

Chief Clinical Information Officer & Consultant Cardiologist
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Patrick Lynch

Chief Pharmacist Information Officer (CPIO)
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tim Bourne

Chief Medical Information Officer, Consultant Anaesthetist & Associate Medical Director
University Hospitals of Leicester 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  


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

Getting to the Venue

Hallam Conference Centre, Cavendish Venues, 44 Hallam St, London W1W 6JJ
By rail:
Marylebone, Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras Stations are all within 10 minutes taxi rides or alternatively 15 minutes by Underground. Paddington Station (which has a direct link to Heathrow every 15 minutes) is 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes in a taxi.
By road:
There is on-street parking nearby, see: Parking in Westminster for more information. The nearest NCP car park is at 6-7 Weymouth Mews. Please note that this venue is within the Congestion Charge zone.
Venue Map

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(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.

Also of Interest

Supporting Organisations

Browser unsupported

You’re using an unsupported browser.

This website uses the latest web technology and your browser doesn't support those technologies at this time.

Please update to Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari (on Mac) to view the full experience.