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A Practical Guide to Effective Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care For Current & Aspiring Nurse Prescribers

When: Monday, June 5, 2017
Where: De Vere West One Conference Centre
United Kingdom

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“The independent Cancer Taskforce set an ambitious task for the NHS: to make significant
progress in reducing preventable cancers, increasing cancer survival and improving
patient experience and quality of life by 2020.” NHS England 2016. 

This conference focuses on Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care. Through national updates
and practical case studies the conference will demonstrate how the effective use of nurse
prescribing in cancer care can improve patient care, experience and outcomes.

The conference will focus on developing competence and confidence in nurse prescribing
in cancer care, including using the new National Competency Framework for all
Prescribers. Sessions will focus on Chemotherapy prescribing, prescribing in a breast care
unit, nurse prescribing for pain and symptom control, pharmacist prescribing within an
oral anticancer medicine clinic, prescribing in end life care and symptom control, and
nurse prescribing within follow up clinics and cancer survivorship services. The conference
will also include a session on the development of radiographer led prescribing which has
now been approved for advanced practice therapeutic radiographers.

“Independent prescribing can also enable new ways of working to improve quality
towards delivering safe, effective services focussed on the patient experience. It
facilitates partnership working across professional and organisational boundaries within
commissioning/provider landscapes and with patients to redesign care pathways that
are cost-effective and sustainable... It can enhance choice and competition, maximising
the benefits for patients and the taxpayer.” Independent Prescribing by Radiographers
Consultation, NHS England