The Jury is Out

Non-medical Prescribing Update Training

1 day
(Up to 100 delegates)

This is in-house training – we come to your organisation and deliver to your staff on an agreed date at a venue chosen and arranged by you. All participants will receive training materials and certificates of attendance.

Course Aim
To update participants in legal aspects of Non Medical Prescribing to improve safe practice and minimise risk of litigation

Learning outcomes
By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:
• Legal and professional liability of prescribers
• Professional accountability in terms of prescribing
• The law in relation to prescribing
• Negligence claims
• The role of the Courts
• Consent issues
• Legal implications when prescribing for children
• Importance of record keeping and the law
• Rules of the court and what happens in the witness box

Course content
• Legal issues
• Issues of consent & the importance of good record keeping
• Prescribing and safer management of controlled drugs

In the afternoon there will be preparation of court skills for Non Medical Prescribers followed by a mock court room scenario. The role play will focus on a negligence trial where three Non Medical Prescribers are accused of negligence causing harm to a patient. Participants will have an opportunity to act as witnesses and have their evidence tested under cross examination.

Our trainer Richard Griffith, is head of healthcare law at the Department for Philosophy, History and Law, Swansea University. Initially training as a nurse he gained his diploma in nursing and bachelor of nursing before turning his attention to the law. Richard has a wide legal background having gained a post graduate diploma in law at the University of Glamorgan together with the common professional examination of the law society. He then went on to read for a master of laws at Cardiff law School. Richard has acquired a reputation at nmprescribing for the engaging and amusing way he delivers training.