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A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

Thu, 23 Jan 2025

Virtual, Online

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This conference will look at national developments in nurse 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 nurse prescriber and case studies will demonstrate established practice in nurse 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 nurse prescribing including auditing your prescribing practice, deprescribing, involving people in prescribing decisions, prescribing decision making and supporting the expansion of nurse prescribing practice in mental health.

NMP has demonstrated patient care and economic benefits. Consequently, investing in NMP is seen as ‘an investment to save’ and encouraging NMP capacity is seen as a vital upskilling priority and features as a key enabler in the planning and delivery of new care models and transforming care. NMP training can support role and career development by enabling practitioners to take on greater responsibilities for managing patient care. NMP enhances patient care by supporting patients’ timely access to treatment with medicines, enabling choice whilst helping to reduce waiting times, reduce hospital admissions and maximising the wider skills of the healthcare team.

Health Education England

“It is about taking the time to understand as either soon to be NMP’s, current NMP’s or soon to be DPP’s or current DPP’s how we can undertake this role”

Kirsty Fishburn Module Leader for Nurse Non-Medical Prescribing & Mental Health Programme Director University of Hull August 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to develop their skills in nurse prescribing practice in a mental health setting

  • Reflect on the lived experience 

  • Learn from outstanding practice in improve care through nurse prescribing

  • Reflect on national developments and learning, and how prescribing practice has changed during the pandemic 

  • Understand where nurse 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 nurse prescribing practice

  • Learn from experienced practitioners in developing nurse prescribing on the acute inpatient ward and learn from case studies in dual diagnosis, psychosis, older people with frailty, Dementia,  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 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



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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