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A Practical Guide to Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in Mental Health

This Conference is now Closed

For Current and Aspiring Non-Medical Prescribers 

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This conference will look at national developments in non medical prescribing in mental health, improving and maintaining prescribing competence and the use of the national prescribing competency framework in mental health. Extended sessions will focus on developing your skills as an effective non medical prescriber and case studies will demonstrate established practice in non medical prescribing on acute inpatient wards, for dual diagnosis, early intervention in psychosis, forensic mental health, learning disabilities and physical health monitoring.

The conference will also look at developing non medical prescribing including auditing your prescribing practice, deprescribing, involving people in prescribing decisions, prescribing decision making and supporting the expansion of non medical prescribing practice in mental health.

“We suggest that Mental Health Trusts should urgently develop prescribing roles for specialist mental health pharmacists, which are integrated within mental health teams.”

How pharmacist prescribers can help meet the mental health consequences of COVID-19, BMJ Journals 2020

“It is time for Trusts to revise and improve how they use their multidisciplinary workforce, including non-medical prescribers (NMPs)...We know from systematic reviews that NMPs in general are considered to provide a responsive, efficient and convenient service5 and to deliver similar prescribing outcomes as doctors”

BMJ Journals 2020

“It is time for Trusts to revise and improve how they use their multidisciplinary workforce, including non-medical prescribers (NMPs) … Mental Health Trusts should urgently develop prescribing roles for specialist mental health pharmacists, which are integrated within mental health teams.”

How pharmacist prescribers can help meet the mental health consequences of COVID-19, 2020

 This conference will enable you to:

  • Reflect on the lived experience during Covid-19
  • Learn from outstanding practice in improve care through non medical prescribing
  • Reflect on national developments and learning, and how prescribing practice has changed during the pandemic
  • Understand where non medical prescribing is working well in mental health
  • Develop confidence and competence in your ability to prescribe
  • Improve the way you use the National Prescribing Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners
  • Ensure the support is in place to prescribe effectively
  • Reflect on prescribing decision making including difficult issues: pharmacology & prescribing decision making, understanding co-morbidity issues and drug interactions, and issues around sedation
  • Understand how you can support, audit and expand non medical prescribing practice
  • Learn from experienced practitioners in developing non medical prescribing on the acute inpatient ward and learn from case studies in dual diagnosis, psychosis, learning disabilities physical health monitoring and forensic mental health
  • Identify key strategies for reducing polypharmacy and deprescribing
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

100% of delegates would recommend to a colleague and 90% said the conference would have a positive impact on patient care

Chair and Speakers Include:

Kirsty Fishburn

Module Leader for Nurse Non-Medical Prescribing & Mental Health Programme Director
University of Hull

Caroline Parker

Lead Pharmacist – Community Mental Health Teams
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust

Thomas Dunning

Director & Motivational Speaker
Mental Health Runner

Dr Toby Pillinger MA(Oxon) BM BCh MRCP PhD

Academic Clinical Fellow
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

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  

Enquire

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

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