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A Practical Guide to Effective Non Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care

Wed, 16 Oct 2024

Virtual, Online

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This important national conference provides an essential update for nurse prescribers on prescribing at the end of life. It is widely recognised 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 non medical 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 2023 that Prescribing of controlled drugs by nurses increased by 3 percent last year with over 2,499,873 items prescribed. (July 2023)

“It is essential that decisions around end of life care remain patient-centred and based on a person’s individual needs, and that we do not adopt a blanket ‘one size fits all’ approach in our rush to manage patients’ symptoms.

Care Quality Commission

“People have watched their loved ones dying in pain or in an agitated state because their symptoms have been ineffectively or poorly managed… These cases show how pain, agitation and other distressing symptoms were not adequately controlled as people neared the end of their lives... In many cases, this distress could have been avoided.

Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman

“When someone's in the final weeks, days and hours of life, they need expert care, and they need it now. No one should have to wait for hours overnight or over the weekend in order to get the treatment they need – whether they're in pain, or have symptoms which need to be managed to make them comfortable.

Marie Curie March 2024

The conference will also update non medical 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%.”

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 and symptom control at the end of life

  • 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 non medical prescribing for specific case study areas with in depth interactive sessions focusing on Nurse Prescribing for Pain, Nurse Prescribing in community settings, Controlled drugs and use of drugs beyond the product licence, The use of Syringe Drivers and Syringe Driver combinations, Best practice in prescribing for symptom control at the end of life, Nurse prescribing within a hospice setting, Anticipatory prescribing and Prescribing within End of Life Care Clinics

  • 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

Speakers include:

Dr Barry Quinn

Senior Lecturer for Cancer & Palliative Care
Queens University

Mrs Melinda Presland

Consultant Pharmacist, Palliative and End of Life Care
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mrs Anne-Marie Murkett

Head of Quality and Governance
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

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.

Fee Options

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Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



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(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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