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

This Conference is now Closed

For Current and Aspiring Non-Medical Prescribers 
Second Annual Conference

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This hybrid 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, mental health crisis services, depression, dementia and delirium, and physical health monitoring. The conference will also look at developing non medical prescribing including auditing your prescribing practice, and supporting the expansion of non medical prescribing practice in Mental Health.

“Nurse prescribing is becoming increasingly common in mental health services, changing roles for nurses and the experience of services for service users. However, there is great variation between organisations in this regard.”

D. Dobel‐Ober PhD N. Brimblecombe RN, PhD Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

“The number of nurse prescribers has increased over the last few years. Nurse prescribers are increasingly prescribing in a form (‘independent prescribing’) that makes them independently responsible for prescribing decisions without working to a plan laid out by a doctor. Mental health organisations are increasingly planning in a systematic way how to identify, train and ensure good practice in nurse prescribing”

National survey of nurse prescribing in mental health services; a follow‐up 6 years on D. Dobel‐Ober PhD N. Brimblecombe RN, PhD

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to develop their skills in non medical prescribing practice in a mental health setting
  • Learn from outstanding practice in improve care through non medical prescribing
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • 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 and the new Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners 
  • Ensure the support is in place to prescribe effectively
  • 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
  • Learn from case studies in dual diagnosis, depression, dementia and delirium, physical health monitoring and mental health crisis
  • 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
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

Chair and Speakers Include:

Gavin Gorman

Advanced Practitioner
Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Dr Neil Brimblecombe

Professor of Mental Health
London South Bank University

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

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house 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, whether it be a sponsored session, or a virtual booth, 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 on-site and virtually 
  • 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 virtual & hybrid exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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