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Non-Medical Prescribers Zone

Background

Since 2008, the Clinical Audit Support Centre have taken responsibility for running educational workshops, events and conferences for non-medical prescribers based in Leicestershire. This work is coordinated by the wider NMP Steering Group who are made up of experts from across the county (NHS organisations, academic bodies, etc.) and who meet on a bi-monthly basis. CASC host and chair steering group meetings, manage the NMP budget and organise all relevant education events for NMPs in Leicestershire.

Forthcoming NMP events in 2017

We can confirm that the 2017 conference will take place at Leicester Racecourse on 3 October. There are 100 free places divided across NMPs from University Hospitals Leicester and Leicestershire Partnership Trust. There may be a small number of additional places available at £75 per person. See the flyer for more details by clicking here.

Lunchtime meetings

Periodically we hold lunchtime meetings for NMPs that take place between 12 noon and 2pm. The format for meetings is registration from 12 noon to 12.30pm with the education workshop lasting 90 minutes and running from 12.30 to 2pm. Events are held at various venues across Leicestershire and listed in the ‘Forthcoming NMP events’ section above (when available).

2015 Annual conference

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The 2015 annual conference was held at Leicester Racecourse on 29th October 2015 and proved to be a huge success with over 130 NMPs in attendance. The title of the event was ‘Patient safety – protecting the patient but exposing the practitioner’ and delegates were given the opportunity to listen to a range of speakers, including clinical updates on diabetes, asthma and COPD. The day was ably chaired by David Gerrett (pictured) from NHS England and included a talk from Gill Eddy from NICE on how to get the most from NHS Evidence Search. The finals speaker, Kev House, from the Art of Brilliance was particularly well received although all speakers rated highly via the delegate evaluations. The 2017 conference will be held at Leicester Racecourse on 3 October. More details will be available once the date and venue have been confirmed.

Who is eligible to attend the NMP events?

If you are a non-medical prescriber working for University Hospitals Leicester, Leicestershire Partnership Trust or one of the three Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups you are eligible to attend the NMP educational events free of charge. Our meetings and conferences cater for a wide range of NMP staff and in recent times a wide range of professionals have attended local events, including: practice nurses, nurse practitioners, specialist nurses, community matrons, district nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, etc. Further, if you are currently not working in Leicestershire but are studying for the relevant De Montfort University course then you are entitled to attend the meetings free of charge. NMP’s based outside Leicestershire may attend the workshops and conference if places are available, but a small charge will be made to cover costs.

How do I book a place?

Booking your place on NMP events is simple and all you need to do is email info@clinicalauditsupport.com. stating which event you would like to book a place for. A member of the Clinical Audit Support Centre team will then contact you with further details. For information, places are offered on a strictly ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. Places for lunchtime meetings are limited to 40 per course and 100 for the annual conference.

What happens if I fail to attend?

Please be aware that NMP staff that book onto monthly meetings and/or the annual conference access free events funded by NHS monies. If you book on an event and are subsequently unable to attend (however late in the day) you are expected to contact the CASC team via (0116) 264 3411 or info@clinicalauditsupport.com We reserve the right to charge staff who fail to attend events and who do not contact us prior to the event or within 24 hours of the conclusion of the event a fee of £20 to cover associated costs.

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