Online Workshop

*** Black Friday Deal *** Book your full price NHS or Public Sector place before Friday 8th December and get one third off! 

If you are a prescriber within the NHS then this online workshop is for you! Take one day out to be more proactive in decreasing the prescribing risks for you and your patients. You will find out more about the process for making good therapeutic decisions and applying a structured approach to develop your scope of prescribing. Your workshop leader, Jane Portlock will share her expert guidance and first-hand advice to support you to achieve safe and effective prescribing.

Practical Approaches for Safe and Effective Prescribing
Online 5 hours From £266+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Are you a prescriber wanting to develop and improve your practice? If yes, then this workshop is for you! Book your place and focus on:

  • Preventing prescribing problems in practice
  • Actively managing problems when they arise
  • Minimising risks for you and your patients
  • Developing safe systems for prescribing
  • Ensure your practices are as effective as possible
  • Improving the safety and effectiveness of your prescribing

Developed with convenience in mind: join this NHS online workshop remotely

Take away useful techniques and new skills to use in your day-to-day role:

  • Evidenced based examples and referrals: providing appropriate, relevant support and sign posting
  • Interactive presentations: your concerns addressed with sensitivity and care
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and engage with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the workshop with the confidence to make changes

With thanks to BACCN

SBK Healthcare would like to thank the British Association Of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) for their support. 


This course is available for in-house training

Available as a bespoke workshop to teams of 20+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this course delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Instructions, introductions and opening remarks
Jane Portlock, Professor of Pharmacy Postgraduate Education, University of Reading
Preventing and managing prescribing problems
Overcoming prescribing problems in practice: identifying problems and aiming for solutions
  • What can go wrong when prescribing and what should you do when it happens?
  • Understanding the top prescribing pitfalls and how to overcome them
  • Exploring real-world case study examples of prescribing errors and other problems
  • Focusing on patient-centered approaches in response to problems
Interactive discussion: Actively and effectively managing prescribing problems when they arise
  • Reporting and reflecting on prescribing problems: what are the barriers and how can they be overcome?
  • How to avoid fitness to practice issues in prescribing: what are your concerns and what support would help with this?
Screen break
Minimising risk in prescribing
Key practical aspects of risk minimisations and developing safe systems of prescribing
  • How to find and use evidence to support safer prescribing
  • Using the RPS competency framework
  • The issue with unlicensed and off - label prescribing
Interactive discussion: Practically reducing the risks in your own prescribing
  • How do/can you apply the practical aspects of risk minimisation to your own prescribing?
  • What issues have you identified, and how could these be resolved?
Lunch time screen break
Achieving good prescribing practice
Navigating how to develop your prescribing practices to be the most effective
  • Exploring the key components of effective prescribing
  • Using a "Therapeutics Framework" to structure CPD
  • Scope of practice considerations
Interactive discussion: Improve the safety and effectiveness of your prescribing practice
  • What are your strengths, and where are your gaps when reflecting on your own prescribing?
  • How do/can you apply the practical aspects of safe and effective prescribing to your own practice?
Screen break
Final questions and answers with Jane Portlock
Protecting your prescribing practice
Bringing it all together: improving the safety and effectiveness of your prescribing
  • What would you put in your post-workshop action plan? (Keep doing, Stop doing, Start doing)
  • Developing your own systematic approach to prescribing
  • Encouraging your team to embrace risk minimisation and effective prescribing
Closing remarks
Close of workshop

Share in first-hand experience

Benefit from Jane’s wealth of experience which will support you in developing your prescribing practice.

Job Title:
Professor of Pharmacy Postgraduate Education
University of Reading

As a pharmacist, postgraduate tutor for pharmacists and an academic, Jane has spent a number of years creating and delivering education, initially at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Portsmouth and then at the University College London School of Pharmacy and the University of Sussex. 

These education roles have led to the development of research interests and numerous PhD projects in pharmacy education such as development of peer mentors, the role of simulation in undergraduate pharmacy, development of placement education using the “Pharmacy Live” concept of immersive education, the place of professional leadership in undergraduate education, development and evaluation of new roles for pharmacy, development and evaluation of psychological approaches to helping people make healthy choices and the evaluation of the concept of Healthy Living Pharmacy. 

Jane is Professor Emerita at the University of Sussex, with a continued interest in pharmacist prescribing.

Pricing Structure

  • *** Black Friday Deal *** £266 + VAT until Friday 8th December
  • £399 + VAT for one full price NHS or public sector place

This course is available for in-house training 

Available as a bespoke workshop to teams of 20+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this course delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

This online meeting is ideal for all NHS prescribing professionals. Whether you are a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or practitioner you will learn how to improve your prescribing practice at this interactive workshop.

If you have a team that is 15 people or more, you can have a bespoke workshop delivered online to your team alone. Please contact Sarah Kemm or telephone 01732 897788.

Past attendee feedback

With many years of face to face conferences and online forums, don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoy our training:

"A very well run conference - really interesting content and space for discussion"

Health in Mind, East Sussex, IAPT National Networking Forum 2023

“Informative and educational”

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Best Practice: Colorectal Cancer Service 2023

"I really found this training very interesting and helpful. A lot of great networking opportunities and the case studies were really useful, encouraging interaction. Thank you"

North Yorkshire Disabled Children's Service, Advancing Children’s Continuing Care 2023

“Very well organised and kept to time. I am a neonatal nurse (band 6) in the outreach service but have an interest in palliative care and found all the content brilliant”

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Enhancing Neonatal Palliative Care Pathways 2023

“The training was very well thought out and the presenters were excellent. It has been very helpful and I have enjoyed the training day”

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Commercial Clinical Research Trials Roadmap 2023

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An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

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