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Update for Independent Nurse and Pharmacist Prescribers in Palliative Care

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1 day course
11 Jul, 2019
9.30am-4.00pm (registration from 9am)
£138
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St Christopher's Hospice, London
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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

  • Programme

    9.00 ARRIVE, REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
    9.30 Welcome and Introduction

    Jan Thirkettle / Nigel Dodds

    9.35 Sharing prescribing practice

    Jan Thirkettle/Nigel Dodds

    10.00 Prescribing in frailty and old age

    Dr James Renshaw, Specialist Registrar, Guys & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

    10.45 BREAK
    11.00 An update on neuropathic pain

    Dr James Renshaw, Specialist Registrar, Guys & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

    11.45 Prescribing issues for recreational drug users

    Dr Emma  Hall, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s

    12.30 Lunch
    13.15 Prescribing in patients with liver failure

    Dr Amy Proffitt, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust

    14.00 Prescribing in chronic pain vs cancer pain

    Professor Rob George, Medical Director, St Christopher’s

    14.45 Break
    15.00 Prescribing issues for recreational drug users

    Dr Emma Hall, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s

    15.45 Questions
    16.00 Close and Evaluations
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At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

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