Non Medical Prescribers Group

SACT Non Medical Prescribers (NMP) Group

The NMP SACT group has been established to help support the expansion of the NMP workforce across the oncology and haematology teams in Northern Ireland. It aims to promote collaborative working across all Trusts in the effective delivery of the NMP SACT pathway and will be a source of clinical expertise and leadership in the development of the oncology and haematology non-medical prescribing practice.

NMP Event – 5th October 2018

On Friday 5 October 2018 the inaugural SACT Non Medical Prescribing Support Forum was held in the Dunadry Hotel Antrim. The event was hosted by Ms Lorna Cairns Pharmacy Consultant, WHSCT and Mr Ian Sturgess Oncology Haematology Pharmacist BHSCT and supported by NICaN. The aim of the event was to provide practical support to both nurses and pharmacists prescribing SACT for oncology and haematology malignancies and to those considering this role as part of their career development.
The event featured guest speakers across the various specialites involved in the delivery of SACT including:

  • Dr Fearghal McNicholl, Consultant Haematologist at Western Trust
  • Dr Lucy Jellet Clinical Oncologist, WHSCT
  • Ms Louise Gilroy- Oncology Nurse Practitioner, BHSCT
  • Ms Sinead OConnell and Ms Ruth McElrea, Pharmacists WHSCT
  • Ms Anne Friel Head of Pharmacy & Medicines Management, WHSCT
  • Ms Daryl Connolly – Medicines Governance Pharmacist, WHSCT

NMP Event 2019 – Friday 4 October 2019, Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick 

Following the success of the event in 2018 we are pleased to confirm that we will be hosting another NMP Forum event on Friday 4 October 2019. The event aims to provide information and support to both nursing and pharmacy colleagues who are prescribing, undertaking the NMP training course or those who are considering the non-medical prescribing role. The event will feature guest speakers from both the non-medical and medical perspective and will provide both an enriching learning experience and networking opportunities.  Registration is open and registration forms can be accessed via the link below.

NMP Forum Event Registration Form 2019