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A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing for Pain

Wed, 19 Jun 2024

Virtual, Online

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This important national conference provides an essential update for nurse prescribers on prescribing for pain. Pain is a growing area of nurse prescribing and one of the most common areas. This makes it essential that nurse 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.

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 update delegates on the NICE Guideline on Chronic Pain and on current developments with regard to opioid prescribing.

There will also be an extended focus on pain in the older person following the British Pain Society guidance in December 2020 which states that “The incidence of side effects with drug therapy is higher in older people, particularly in the presence of co-morbidities and polypharmacy. These factors need to be carefully considered when introducing new medication to minimise the chance of drug–disease and drug–drug interactions.”

''The management of pain felt by patients is a fundamental need.''

Care Quality Commission September 2022

“Pain is a universal experience. The management of all pain is a human right. Frequently it is clear and understandable as to its reasons, and how to manage it. For some the pain persists beyond the time expected and indeed the pain may be a condition on its own. Almost 8 million people in the UK live with pain of at least moderate intensity... Pain presents in all health care settings from community, primary and secondary care to highly specialised services, involving all genders and all ages. Pain presents within all specialties”

Four Nations Strategy for Pain Faculty of Pain Management June 2022

“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

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving nurse prescribing for pain

  • Learn from outstanding practice in management of pain

  • Reflect on Pain management and Prescribing through case study presentations

  • Understand the impact and implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on nurse prescribing for pain 

  • Develop your skills in pain assessment

  • Understanding how assessment tools, 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 nurse prescribing for specific case study areas with in depth interactive sessions focusing on Pain and opioids: minimise risks, Chronic Pain, Inpatient Pain, Pain in the Older Person, Cancer and End of Life Care Pain

  • Implications of the 2020 NICE guidance for assessment and management of chronic pain

  • Working with patients with co-morbidity

  • Identify key strategies for improving nurse prescribing practice for pain

  • 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:

Mr Diarmuid Denneny

Chair/Lead Physiotherapist
Pain Management Centre
Physiotherapy Pain Association

Mr Sean Jennings

Lived Experience, Director
Chronic Pain Coaching CIC

Lis Farquhar

Specialist Pain Pharmacist
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Ms Inge Bateman

Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist In-patient Pain Service
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

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

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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