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Non Medical Prescribing & Management of Controlled Drugs

Thu, 25 Jan 2024

Virtual, Online

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Non-medical prescribing of controlled drugs in the UK is a carefully regulated practice designed to ensure patient safety while allowing certain healthcare professionals other than doctors to prescribe specific controlled drugs where it is clinically appropriate and within their professional competence. This conference focuses on the effective prescribing and governance of controlled drugs by Non Medical Prescribers. The CQC have identified non medical prescribing of controlled drugs as a growing area, and therefore is it important to ensure that the practice is safe, effective, and accountable. The conference will focus on developing the role and skills of non medical prescribers in the prescribing of controlled drugs to build confidence, competence and compliance with the regulations.

“Prescribing of controlled drugs by non-medical prescribers (healthcare professionals other than a doctor or dentist) increased during 2022: • 4,799,328 items prescribed in 2021 • 5,152,958 items prescribed in 2022 (an increase of 7%)”

Controlled Drugs Annual Report, Care Quality Commission July 2023

“Going forward, although non-medical prescribing is increasing, it raises the question of how services ensure this is done safely and effectively. Services that employ non-medical prescribers should have systems to make sure they are working within the limits of their competency. They must also provide staff with appropriate supervision, which includes allocating an appropriate senior member of the relevant clinical team to provide day-today supervision.”

Controlled Drugs Annual Report, Care Quality Commission July 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with Non Medical Prescribers of Controlled Drugs, and those who support them

  • Learn from outstanding practice in the safe non medical prescribing of Controlled Drugs

  • Reflect on national requirements, controlled drugs schedule and legislation to understand what your limits of practice are 

  • Understand the role of the CDAO and ensure effective governance and support 

  • Develop your skills, competence and confidence in the effective and safe prescribing of controlled drugs 

  • Update your knowledge on reporting controlled drugs incidents, and monitoring for signs of misuse and diversion 

  • Understand how you can improve safety in the prescribing of controlled drugs with case studies on syringe drivers and unlicensed and off label drugs 

  • Learn from case studies in non medical prescribing of controlled drugs for pain including opioids, and non medical prescribing at the end of life 

  • Improve record keeping, audit and accountability 

  • Identify key strategies for supervision and working within our limits of competency

  • Understand the coroners role and learn from deaths involving controlled drugs 

  • 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

Speakers include:

Dr Weeliat Chong

Chief Pharmacist
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Barry Quinn

Senior Lecturer for Cancer & Palliative Care
Queens University

Ms Nadia Persaud

Area Coroner
East London
Her Majesty's Coroners East London

Wendy Mcallister

Former Controlled Drugs Liaison Officer

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

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual 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.

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