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A Practical Guide to Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in Care of the Older Person

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This important national conference provides an essential update on non medical prescribing for older adults. 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. The conference will discuss the role of the Updated Prescribing Competency Framework in supporting non medical prescribing in older adults. The conference will include case studies on managing pain in the older person, improving medicines optimisation, prescribing in falls prevention, frail older people, and delirium, and developing the role of the NMP in acute care, primary care, community care and care homes. The conference will include an extended focus on ensuring patient safety and the Nurse Prescribers role with regard to medication management, polypharmacy and de-prescribing.  

In the afternoon the conference will split into two streams one focusing on improving nurse prescribing in the acute setting, and a second option which will focus on primary and community care prescribing for older people.

“It is important that we recognise why this area of non-medical prescribing is different to other areas of clinical practice…. There are specific challenges around medication in older people which the prescriber must be cognisant of. We all can appreciate when we have an older person in front of us, they never present themselves as a textbook, perfect case… As people get older, there are changes in the way the body handles medication… Many factors are different in older people…Whilst we must always prescribe to improve the quality of life of all patients, specifically in older people, we cannot increase the risks of worsening or inducing frailty syndromes in older people.”

Nigel Dodds, Consultant Nurse for Older People Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust January 2024

“Rates of medication error are higher in older adults, in care home settings, primary and secondary care and during transfer of care, contributing to high rates of hospital admission among people over 75, especially those with frailty… patient safety is paramount when addressing older adults prescribing”

Getting it Right First Time Geriatric Medicine

“Poor prescribing practice and a lack of information sharing about medicines means that older people are being let down too often by both their clinicians and the healthcare system that is supposed to look after them.”

More harm than good Why more isn’t always better with older people’s medicines, Age UK

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving non medical prescribing for older adults

  • Learn from outstanding practice in ensuring patient safety in older adult prescribing

  • Reflect on Pain management in the older adult and some of its many facets through case presentation

  • Improve medicines optimisation

  • Understanding how to reduce inappropriate or problematic polypharmacy

  • Learn how to use the National Prescribing Competency Framework (as required by the NMC)

  • Understand how to effectively develop, demonstrate and maintain continued competence in Prescribing for Older Adults

  • Explore best practice in frailty, Polypharmacy & Prescribing

  • Choice of extended workshop streams on acute care or primary/community care

  • Reflect on lessons from experts in non medical prescribing for specific case study areas with in depth interactive sessions focusing on pain in the older person, medication management for falls prevention, prescribing to avoid delirium and the role of the NMP in care homes

  • Working with patients with co-morbidity

  • 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

  • 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

100% of delegates attending the last conference said it would ultimately have a positive impact on patient experience and outcomes.

100% of delegates attending the last conference would recommend this to a colleague.

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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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