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Nurse Prescribing Leadership Summit 2021

Friday 4 Feb 2022


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Chaired by Sam Sherrington, Chair, Association for Prescribers; Head of Community Nursing, Head of Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020/21, NHS England and NHS Improvement the 2021 Nurse Prescribing Leadership Summit, which is now in its Fifth year, will bring together Nurse Prescribers to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice. This CPD certified conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other nurse prescribers and develop your skills as an effective Nurse Prescriber. The programme will focus on developing your skills, competence and confidence in Nurse Prescribing. Through national updates, practical case studies and a choice of interactive workshops the conference aims to support you to improve both prescribing practice and patient care, and provide networking opportunities with nurses who are prescribing in your clinical specialty.

"When prescribed and used effectively medicines have the potential to significantly improve the quality of lives and improve patient outcomes. However, the challenges associated with prescribing the right medicines and supporting patients to use them effectively should not be underestimated... The knowledge, skills and behaviours which underpin good prescribing are common to all prescribers, and patients rightfully expect the same quality of care regardless of the professional background of the individual prescribing for them."


Extended interactive workshops will this year focus on  Designated Prescribing Practitioners, and History Taking, Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis. New sessions to this year’s programme will focus on the role the NMP Lead, Understanding clinical pharmacology as a Nurse Prescriber, improving medicines optimisation, management and adherence and there will also be an extended focus on the important issue of prescribing for Co-Morbidity; “Medicines are used more than any other intervention by patients to manage their medical conditions. Both the number of medicines prescribed and the complexity of the medicines regimes that patients take are increasing. As the population ages and multiple co-morbidities become more prevalent, polypharmacy is increasingly becoming the norm for patients. This increase in complexity means that besides developing and maintaining prescribing competency for individual conditions, prescribers have the challenge of keeping up to date with new medicines as they come onto the market and being aware of the potential for interaction between medicines in patients with multiple co-morbidities”. RPS

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to deliver effective Nurse Prescribing Practice
  • Learn from outstanding practice in improving patient care through nurse prescribing 
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including the challenges of Covid-19
  • Improve the way prescribing competence is developed through the  National Prescribing Competence Framework
  • Develop your skills and competence in Nurse Prescribing
  • Understand how you can improve understanding and prescribing for people with co-morbidity 
  • Identify key strategies for developing your skills in history taking, assessment and diagnosis 
  • Develop your clinical leadership skills 
  • Improve your understanding of clinical pharmacology
  • Improve medicines optimization and adherence 
  • Understand why medication errors occur and how you can prevent them 
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest legal and risk management issues in nurse prescribing
  • Understand the role of the Designated Prescribing Practitioner
  • Self assess, audit and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Wendy Preston

Head of Nursing Practice
Royal College of Nursing

Ms Sue West

Senior Nursing Education Adviser
Nursing & Midwifery Council

Prof Angela Alexander MBE

Professor Emerita
School of Pharmacy
University of Reading

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

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

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

Fee Options

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Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(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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