Association for Prescribers

If you would like your conference or event listed here, please contact us on admin@associationforprescribers.org.uk with the date, title, venue, contact details (ideally a webpage or email address), and a brief description. Edited details of events will then be listed on the Diary dates page.

A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: HCUK20ANP when booking.(*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

HEI Educator’s Workshop

Thursday 5th July 2018
London

A series of focus group discussions designed to enhance and develop the NMP programme. Facilitated by Dr Nicola Carey, Senior Lecturer at University of Surrey and Eleri Mills, Queens Nurse & Senior Lecturer at School of Social and Life Sciences, Wrexham Glyndwr University. Click here to view the HEI Educator’s Workshop PDF.

Register for this event through this link

June 2018

Non Medical Prescribing in Cardiology

Monday 25 June 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This important national conference provides essential updates for current and aspiring non medical prescribers in cardiology and cardiovascular care. Through national updates and practical case studies you will hear from expert speakers on how to develop and maintain prescribing competence and how to develop effectiveness in post qualification practice. The conference will include extended sessions focusing on developing your skills in non medical prescribing practice as well as case study sessions from specialist speakers in the areas of non medical prescribing in the management of arrhythmias, non medical prescribing for heart failure, non medical prescribing within a rapid access chest pain clinic and non medical prescribing in a cardiac prevention and rehabilitation programme. They day will conclude with a session on medicines optimisation and medicines adherence within the healthcare pathway of patients with cardiovascular disease.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/non-medical-prescribing-cardiology or email judi@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #NMPCardiology

July 2018

 A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing in Respiratory Care

Monday 2 July 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This important national conference provides essential updates for current and aspiring nurse prescribers in respiratory care.  Through national updates and practical case studies you will hear from expert speakers on how to develop and maintain prescribing competence and how to develop effectiveness in post qualification practice.  The conference will include extended sessions focusing on developing your skills, competence and confidence  in non medical/nurse prescribing practice as well as case study sessions from specialist speakers in the areas of COPD, Asthma, prescribing for co-morbidities, medicines optimization and adherence, and prescribing within a respiratory clinic. An extended session will focus on prescribing governance and using the RPS prescribing competency framework to support prescribing practice. The day will support you to improve prescribing practice at all stages of respiratory care from diagnosis to the end of life.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/nurse-prescribing-respiratory-care or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Pressure Ulcers Leadership Summit

Friday 6 July 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

We are pleased to announce the Pressure Ulcer Leadership Summit which has been developed as a result of feedback following the Stop the Pressure conference series. This summit aims to bring together tissue viability, wound care leads and senior nurses to discuss the important issue of leadership to eliminate avoidable pressure ulcers. The conference will provide you with the key skills and attributes to develop your role in leading the reduction of pressure ulcers in your service.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/pressure-ulcers-leadership-summit or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow this event on Twitter #PressureUlcerSummit

Optimising Hospital Electronic Prescribing to Reduce Medication Errors

Monday 9 July 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This National Summit will focus on optimising Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HePMA) to ensure a reduction in Medication Errors. The summit will examine the development of electronic prescribing systems towards advanced eprescribing and ensuring the full clinical benefits are achieved.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/electronic-prescribing-to-reduce-medication-errors or email judi@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #HePMA

Paediatric Rheumatology Course

Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th July 2018 

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

The aim of the course is to provide an update in the diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of children with rheumatological diseases and to encourage the development of shared clinical networks. The first 2 days provide a comprehensive grounding in the subject and form a basic to moderate level course, whilst day 3 will cover more advanced topics and will be suitable for more experienced practitioners.

Who should attend?

  • Paediatricians
  • Rheumatologists
  • GPs
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Podiatrists

Contact ICH Events:  Tel. +44 (0)207 905 2675 or +44 (0)207 905 2699; e-mail: ich.events@ucl.ac.uk

Link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/short-courses-events/short-courses-events-publication/paediatric-rheumatology-course/july2018

IV Therapy Summit: Improving quality and safety including effective IV Therapy at home (OPAT)

Wednesday 11 July 2018
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

This one day national summit focuses on advancing IV Therapy including ensuring adherence to the revised RCN Standards for Infusion Therapy and monitoring adherence to the NICE Guideline and Quality Standards for IV Therapy. The conference will focus on improving quality and safety of both inpatient IV Therapy and delivering effective IV therapy at home (OPAT).

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/advancing-iv-therapy or email judi@hc-uk.org.uk

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Sepsis Summit: Ensuring Adherence to the National Quality Standard

Friday 13 July 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This National Conference focuses on implementing the New National Quality Standard for Sepsis published in September 2017. The New Quality Standard “urges hospital staff to treat people with life-threatening sepsis within one hour”. A recent study from the York Health Economics Consortium suggests that 260,000 people in the UK develop sepsis every year. The UK Sepsis Trust estimates that sepsis kills around 44,000 people per year. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will support you to recognise, treat and improve outcomes – effectively implementing and monitoring adherence to the New National Quality Standard in your practice.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/saving-lives-sepsis or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #SepsisSummit

Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care

Monday 16 July 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring non medical prescribers on 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.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/non-medical-prescribing-in-end-of-life-care or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #NMPEndofLife

 Improving Non-Medical Prescribing Practice

Special offer!

Get £105 off using the discount code AFP105

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester

Contact details: nichola.cadwallader@sbk-healthcare.co.uk

Description: This motivating NHS networking conference will focus on all aspects of Non-Medical Prescribing and will allow you to, come together with like-minded individuals to, discuss the solutions to your challenges and get inspired to return to your role and drive forward NMP in your service. Focussing on NICE guidance and the legalities, career progression opportunities and evidenced based decision making for NMP as well as focussed cases study presentations on different NMP environments.

Further details: http://www.sbk-healthcare.co.uk/home/title/2326/nhsconference/improving-non-medical-prescribing-practice-/

MASTERCLASSES

Using Root Cause Analysis to Investigate Medication Incidents Masterclass

Thursday 20 September 2018
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

A recent study by university academics in Manchester, Sheffield and York identified more than 230 million medication errors a year that took place in the NHS. On average, 712 deaths a year were definitively linked to adverse drug reactions being the main cause of death. This interactive and practical course facilitated by Kate Hill Solicitor InPractice, will provide a structured approach to incident investigation with a specific focus on Medication Error and Incidents.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/root-cause-analysis-medication-incidents or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk

Demonstrating & Improving Prescribing Competence & Practice: Implementing the National competency framework for all prescribers

Monday 10 September 2018
De Vere West one Conference Centre, London

Last year a new and updated Competency Framework to support healthcare professionals to prescribe effectively was published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Through national updates, practical case studies and extended expert sessions, this conference focuses on demonstrating and improving nurse prescribing competence and practice – embedding the competency framework, and ten competency dimensions for all nurse prescribers.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/prescribing-competence-and-practice or email judi@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow this conference on Twitter #PrescribingCompetence

Reducing Medication Errors in Hospitals National Summit 2018

Friday 14 September 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This timely Summit which takes place during the WHO 3rd Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm aims to bring together clinicians, managers and medication safety officers and leads to understand current national developments, and to debate and discuss key issues they are facing in improving medication safety and reducing medication errors in hospitals. Following International and National Update sessions, the conference will focus on effective reporting of medication incidents, managing a medication incident investigation and ensuring change occurs, supporting staff, reducing medication errors in practice, developing a medication error reduction programme, using medication safety huddles, learning from patients and focusing on high risk drugs. There will also be focus on reducing medication errors through electronic prescribing.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/reducing-medication-errors-in-hospitals-national-summit-2018 or email judi@hc-uk.org.uk

Transforming Outpatient Services National Summit

Monday 24 September 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Outpatient clinics can be demanding environments. This national summit aims to bring together leaders of outpatient services to focus on improvement and the delivery of outstanding outpatient care and experience.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/improving-outpatient-services or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow this conference on Twitter #Outpatients

Developing the role of the Nursing Associate

Monday 24 September 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference will update delegates on the Nursing Associate role –understanding the elements of this new role, and how the role will be delivered in practice. Through national updates, case studies from the Nursing Associate test sites, and perspectives from Nursing Associate Trainees the conference will look at the developing role, the Nursing Associate Curriculum, regulation of the role, accountability, competence and how you can prepare for the introduction of the role in practice. A limited number of free places will be offered to trainee nursing associates, and discounts are available for staff from the lead test sites.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/nursing-associate or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #NursingAssociate

MASTERCLASSES

Masterclass: Discharge Planning with a Difference including Nurse Led Discharge

Monday 8 October 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This Masterclass will examine the elements of safe, effective patient discharge from hospital.  The evidence base together with practical tools and suggestions will form the framework for the day. This masterclass will benefit delegates by providing the opportunity to revisit the discharge process within your organisation with a view to stimulating new and innovative approaches for effective patient discharge. The evidence base and practical tools to take away, will underpin the topics of risk, safety and patient centeredness.

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/nurse-led-discharge-training-mc or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk

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