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Conference Programme 



08.30 – 09.15 Registration & Refreshments
09.15 Chair’s Welcome & Introductions

Sam Sherrington – Chair of the Association for Prescribers

09.30 Anne Trotter – NMC Assistant Director Education& Standards
09.50 Helen Marriott – Programme Lead for the Chief Professional Officers Medicines Mechanisms Programme  
10.05 Robbie Turner – Director of England, Royal Pharmaceutical Society 

Working Together to Develop Prescribing’

Questions & Answers
Refreshments & Stands
10.45 Dr Nicky Wyer Senior Specialist Dietitian

 ‘Dietitians as Non-Medical Prescribers: Improving Safety in Nutritional Care’

11.15 Andy Collen DipHE MSc FCPara – Medicines and Prescribing Project Lead

Advanced Paramedic (Urgent & Emergency Care)

Questions & Answers
11.30 Presentations ~ Dr June Crown CBE & Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE
11.45 Anna Baker British Association of Cosmetic Nurses

 Safe Aesthetic Prescribing

12.15 Dr Ron Daniels BEM – CEO: UK Sepsis Trust &Global Sepsis Alliance
Lunch & Stands
13.45 Graham Prestwich – Lay Member NHS England Allied Health Professions Medicines Project Board.

 Me and My Medicines

14.30 Denise Chaffer – Director of Patient Safety & Learning, NHS Resolutions
15.00 Mark Gagan – Senior Lecturer Bournemouth University
15.45 Jo Jenkins – Specialist Pharmacist (Patient Group Directions) Medicines Use & Safety Division
16.15 Professor Nina Barnett – Consultant Pharmacist, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
16.45 Questions & Close
Annual General Meeting

Our Conference Speakers

Dr Ron Daniels BEM
CEO: UK Sepsis Trust and Global Sepsis Alliance Clinical Adviser to WHO

Ron is Chief Executive and one of the founders of the Trust; he developed his passion for improving systems for Sepsis during his Role as a Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia, and his parallel role as CEO of the Global Sepsis Alliance. He is a recognised world expert in sepsis and lectures internationally.

I won’t rest until patients with sepsis are dealt with as quickly and reliably as patients with heart attacks or stroke, every time. I initiated the development of the UK Sepsis Trust when it became clear that to achieve this required not only education, but also engagement.

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Robbie Turner
Director of Pharmacy and Member Experience at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

With a focus on how to support pharmacists in their role as clinical and system leaders he is working to ensure that the skills of the profession are best used to support improved patient care.

Dr Nicky Wyer
Senior Specialist Dietitian UHCW NHS Trusth

Dr Nicky Wyer works as a Senior Specialist Dietitian at University Hospital Coventry where she has been since 2004.  She specialises in the nutritional management of patients with complex gastrointestinal disorders, including intestinal failure.  Dietetic assessment and treatment planning is provided for patients requiring both enteral and parenteral nutrition in hospital, and for a growing caseload of those who require home parenteral nutrition.


Nicky is the first dietitian within the trust to have successfully qualified as a supplementary prescriber, which she was keen to pursue to enhance the nutritional care provided to her patient group.  Patient experience was also the focus of her previous doctoral level study, with her thesis exploring patient experiences of parenteral nutrition in hospital.

Andy Collen DipHE MSc FC Para
Medicines and Prescribing Project Lead Advanced Paramedic (Urgent & Emergency Care)

I am a Consultant Paramedic for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, and I am currently on secondment to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) as a National Investigator.

I lead on the Trust’s specialist/advanced paramedic practice programmes (Critical Care Paramedics and Paramedic Practitioners). I also lead on clinical innovation and practice development with colleagues within the Trust and in collaboration with other providers.

I am also the Medicines and Prescribing Project Lead for the College of Paramedics, working with NHS England on the proposal to introduce independent prescribing for advanced paramedics. In my spare time I enjoy motorsport and music. I am married and have two children and live in Mid Sussex.

Jo Jenkins
Specialist Pharmacist (Patient Group Directions) Medicines Use and Safety Division

I qualified as a pharmacist in 2003.  I started my career in the acute sector at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge initially as a pre-registration graduate and then after qualifying as a resident pharmacist, formulary pharmacist with my clinical interests being in gastroenterology and renal medicine.  I qualified as a supplementary prescriber in 2005 and an independent prescriber in 2008 and used these qualifications within clinic, ward and dialysis unit settings.

In 2009 I moved to work within East and North Hertfordshire PCT (later NHS Hertfordshire) in a joint role spilt between GP prescribing support and community services.  Following the NHS changes in 2013 I transferred to work solely as a pharmacist with community services within Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. My role focused mainly on governance and medication safety.

In 2017 I became the SPS Specialist Pharmacist for Patient Group Directions.  I manage the SPS PGD enquiry service answering enquiries from professional across the NHS concerning PGDs and developing resources to support PGD use across the NHS in England.  Following the recent Carter reports SPS are leading on developing a national suite of PGDs to prevent duplication and efficient use of resources.

Helen Marriott
Chief Professions Officers’ Medicines Mechanisms Programme Lead NHS England

Helen Marriott has been the Programme Lead for the Chief Professions Officers’ Medicines Mechanisms Programme at NHS England since April 2017. In this role Helen is leading the extension of non-medical prescribing and access to medicines for several professionals. Prior to this Helen was the AHP Medicine’s Project lead at NHS England in which she successfully lead the work to introduce independent prescribing by paramedics and therapeutic radiographers, supplementary prescribing by dietitians and the sue of exemptions within medicines legislation by orthoptists. Since joining NHS England in October 2013, Helen has also acted into the position of Deputy Chief Allied Health Profession Officer for a period of 9 months.

Before joining NHS England, Helen was the Allied Health Professions Lead and Strategic Workforce Development Manager for Health Education East Midlands, providing professional advice and strategic leadership to the allied health professions.

Prior to this role, Helen was the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority AHP lead and a physiotherapy clinical specialist within Rheumatology.

Helen graduated in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University and also has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Leadership.

Denise Chaffer
Director of Safety and Learning NHS Resolution

Denise Chaffer is a Registered Nurse and Midwife and currently holds the post of Director of Safety and Learning for the NHS Resolution (formally known as NHSLA)

She holds a Master’s degree in Management and Social Care, a first degree, plus a Higher Education Teaching qualification and is currently in her final year studying for a Phd in Health care leadership.


She is a professional Clinical Nursing leader with over 15 years’ executive experience, has been an Executive Director of Nursing in two Acute Trusts, as well as a Director in a PCT commissioning organisation. More recently she was Director of Nursing for North West London Area Team at NHS England as well as being lead for patient safety across the London Region She has significant experience of working at international, national and regional level within acute and community settings, nursing, midwifery, education, and on major change and reconfiguration initiatives.  She has recently published a book; ‘Effective Leadership, A Cure for the NHS ?’ which draws on the personal experiences of a range senior health care leaders.

Nina Barnett
Consultant Pharmacist, Care of Older People, Pharmacy

Nina Barnett is a Consultant Pharmacist with a proven track record in both strategic an operational development relating to clinical pharmacy and clinical leadership in the area of older people. Nina has developed and delivered MSc level courses to health care professionals including care of older people and prescribing pharmacists at The School of Pharmac,y University College London and Kings College London, where she is currently a Visiting Professor. She has also designed and delivered health coaching training to consultants, GPs nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals, nationally and internationally. Nina has pioneered the use of coaching in pharmacy to optimising patient adherence and is a national leader in use of health coaching for medicines-related patient care.  She has devised and published work on a person-centred approach to medication review to promote medicines optimisation, management of polypharmacy and safe, effective deprescribing.


Her current work includes developing, implementing and validating the award winning integrated medicines support service (HSJ awards 2015) focussing on reducing risk of preventable medicines-related readmission for older people in both hospital and primary care. Working with Kings College London she is developing methods to integrate supporting medicines adherence, polypharmacy management and deprescribing into undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, using a person-centred approach. She has recently completed a doctorate on the subject of “Developing a person-centred approach to pharmacy practice”.

Anne Trotter
Director for Education and Standards in the Education and Standards directorate at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Anne is currently the Assistant Director for Education and Standards in the Education and Standards directorate at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Her role includes responsibility for ensuring we meet our statutory duty in relation to Education, and Standards and this includes Quality Assurance of Education.

Anne is currently leading on the delivery of the strategic education programme at the NMC.

Anne is registered with the NMC as children’s nurse and adult nurse. Prior to joining the NMC in 2010 Anne held senior roles in higher education within nursing, midwifery and medical education. During her career she has also held clinical and practice development roles in NHS settings, in both Scotland and England.

Anna Baker
BN RGN INP PGCert-Applied Clinical Anatomy Cosmetic & Dermatology Nurse Practitioner


Anna has worked alongside Mr Dalvi Humzah as a Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner for 7 years and has jointly run nurse-led cosmetic clinics with him at The Nuffield Health Hospital in Cheltenham and Oxfordshire.  Anna has previously held a national injectable role for a group of cosmetic skin clinics and worked independently as a cosmetic nurse. In addition to these roles, she runs Topical Photodynamic Therapy Clinics to treat non-melanoma skin cancer in conjunction with Ashfield Medical and Galderma UK Ltdand works in collaboration with TSK Europe B.V. and is a trainer for Aesthetic Source and Ha-Derma.


With a keen interest in facial anatomy, Anna holds a post-graduate certificate in Applied Clinical Anatomy-specialising in head and neck anatomy, and awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2016 and 2017 Aesthetic Awards in the ‘Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of The Year’ category. Anna is part of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing and a Specialist Nurse Advisor for PMFA News and contributes anatomical articles to a number of aesthetic journals. She frequently presents at national aesthetic and anatomical conferences and has been a previous runner up for ‘Dermatology Nurse of The Year’ at The British Journal of Nursing Awards in 2014 and been awarded ‘Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of The Year’ at The British Journal of Nursing Awards 2016. She is currently undertaking an MA in Clinical Education at King’s College London and has undertaken the NMC Teacher Compendium Module as part of this study. Anna is a board member for The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN).