Update for Independent Nurse and Pharmacist Prescribers in Palliative Care


1 day course
9.30am-4.00pm (registration from 9am)
St Christopher's Hospice, London

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2020 date and booking information coming soon

Exploring some of the latest thinking and best practice around prescribing for prescribers

About the event

St Christopher’s are pleased to announce that we will, once again, be holding our annual update for independent nurse and pharmacist prescribers in palliative care. This established study day will explore some of the latest thinking and best practice around prescribing for prescribers working in palliative and end of life care.

  • What will I learn?

    The day will cover the following topics:

    • General update on legal and medication changes
    • Prescribing in frailty and old age
    • An update on neuropathic pain
    • Prescribing in chronic pain vs cancer pain
    • Prescribing issues for recreational drug users
    • Prescribing in patients with liver failure
  • Who is it for?

    This study day will be of interest to nurse and pharmacist independent prescribers working in palliative care.

  • Course speakers

    Professor Rob George, Medical Director, St Christopher’s
    Dr Emma Hall, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s
    Dr Amy Proffitt, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust
    Dr James Renshaw, Specialist Registrar, Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
    Nigel Dodds, Consultant Nurse, St Christopher’s
    Jan Thirkettle, Consultant Nurse, St Christopher’s

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If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help

020 8768 4656

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