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A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse 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 prescribing at the end of life. It is widely recognized 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 improve my confidence in prescribing in end of life care in community setting, which will improve patient care.”

Delegate at last conference on this subject 2022

“The Department of Health and Social Care has recently reiterated its commitment to improvement in the quality of end-of-life care and emphasised the importance of all patients having rapid access to medication.”

Kathy Latham, Brian Nyatanga

“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 July 2020

“Commonly prescribed drugs such as opioids, anti-emetics, anti-secretory drugs, antipsychotic agents and mouth care products can significantly enhance the role of the CNS in palliative care and the support and care provided for our dying patients.”

Non-medical Prescribing in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EOLC), Emma Sweeney

“There are unacceptable variations in aspects of palliative and end of life care such as access to pain control, related to different care settings.”

Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020

“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.”


“NMP in a palliative care context may be one mechanism through which people can be supported to remain at home with well controlled symptoms at the end of life. For example, patients with cancer typically spend 65-80% of their last 6 months of life at home and adequate pain control is often hindered by poor access to effective timely analgesia. These patients often have multiple, rapidly changing symptoms requiring highly specialist management.”

Non-Medical Prescribing in Palliative Care: A Regional Survey, Dr Lucy Ziegler University of Leeds

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 is the first time I have attended a conference with HCUK and am pleased I have booked further conferences for October and November.”

“I feel that the topics covered have help support my practice and in turn will have a positive effect on patient care.”

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving non medical prescribing in end of life care

  • Learn from outstanding practice in end of life care prescribing

  • 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 non medical 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

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



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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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