Annual Update for Non-Medical Prescribers, including legal, professional and safe prescribing

Monday 10th June 2019

Venue: The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, Stewart’s Grove, London, SW3 6JJ

Audience: Nurses and other professionals with an interest in Non-Medical Prescribing, including legal, professional and safe prescribing

Aim: To update participants in legal aspects of Non-Medical Prescribing to improve safe practice and minimise risk of litigation


08.30-09.00 Registration and Tea/Coffee

09.00-09.15 Welcome and Introduction

Morning Session:

09.15-10.15 – RPS Competency Framework for All Prescribers

Professor Nicola Stoner, Cancer Consultant Pharmacist

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.15-12.15 – “The Jury is Out” Non-medical Prescribing Update Training

Amanda Armstrong, Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Armstrong is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner within General Practice and has been a Nurse Independent Prescriber since 2004, with 16 years’ experience working as a University Nurse Lecturer as part of Advanced Practice and Non-Medical Prescribing Programmes in London South Bank and Anglia Ruskin Universities.


– Legal issues

– Issues of consent & the importance of good record keeping

– Prescribing and safer management of controlled drugs

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:

– Legal and professional liability of prescribers

– Professional accountability in terms of prescribing

– The law in relation to prescribing

– Negligence claims

– Consent issues

– Importance of record keeping and the law

12.15-13.15 Lunch

Afternoon Session:

13.15-14.15 – “The Jury is Out” Non-medical Prescribing Update Training

Amanda Armstrong, Advanced Nurse Practitioner

14.15-15.15 – Prescribing for patients with co-morbidities

Dr Mark Prentice, Consultant in Clinical Oncology, Uro-oncology & Lymphoma

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

15.15-16.15 – Common prescribing errors and how to avoid them

Emma Foreman, Consultant Pharmacist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

16.15-16.30 Closing Remarks


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