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A Practical Guide to Effective Non Medical Prescribing for Pain

Training dates throughout the year:

Tuesday 26 Jan 2021
VIRTUAL, Online Book Now
Thursday 6 May 2021
VIRTUAL, Online Book Now

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“Treatment of pain is a fundamental human right yet sadly, there is an enormous gap between the care people require and what happens in practice.”

British Pain Society

“43.5% of the UK population experience chronic pain.”

British Pain Society

“Guidance provided by the General Medical Council (GMC) on good medical practice, highlights the importance of providing care which takes all possible measures to alleviate pain and distress. NICE safe staffing guidelines recognise a delay of more than 30 minutes in providing pain relief as a nursing red flag event, suggesting insufficient staffing levels. Of those people who experienced pain during their hospital stay, 67% felt staff ‘definitely’ did everything they could to help control their pain. A further 25% responded ‘yes, to some extent’, while 8% responded ‘no’.”

2019 Adult Inpatient Survey published July 2020, Care Quality Commission

“The pandemic has had a very significant impact on the ability of most services to provide multidisciplinary pain management”

An update from the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) and British Pain Society (BPS) to those waiting to access pain management therapy in NHS Pain Services across the UK, October 2020

This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring non medical prescribers on prescribing for pain. Pain is a growing area of non medical prescribing and one of the most common areas. This make it essential that non medical prescribers maintain the competence and skills to prescribe for pain in an effective way, working with patients to improve pain outcomes both in the inpatient setting and the community .

The conference will discuss the role of the Prescribing Competency Framework in supporting non medical pain prescribing standard. 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 also update delegates on the 2020 NICE Draft Guideline on Chronic Pain, and on current developments with regard to opioid prescribing

“Opioids continue to be an important part of perioperative care, however it is important that they are used safely in order to minimise harms associated with persistent use” 

An international multidisciplinary consensus statement on the prevention of opioid‐related harm in adult surgical patients, Oct 2020

Why attend?
This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving non medical prescribing for pain
  • Learn from outstanding practice in management of pain
  • Reflect on Pain management and some of its many facets through case presentation
  • Develop your skills in pain assessment
  • Understanding how outcome scales and measures can improve your service
  • Learn how to use the National Prescribing Competency Framework 
  • Understand how to effectively develop, demonstrate and maintain continued competence in Prescribing for Pain
  • Reflect on lessons from experts in non medical prescribing for specific case study areas with in depth interactive sessions focusing on Pain and opioids: approaches to minimise risks, Chronic Pain, Inpatient Pain, Pain in the Older Person, Cancer and End of Life Care Pain
  • Implications of the 2020 draft NICE guidance for assessment and management of chronic pain
  • Working with patients with co-morbidity
  • Identify key strategies for improving non medical prescribing practice for pain
  • 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

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

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 face to face with your key audience o 
  • 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, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



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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