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Developing Your Role as a Designated Prescribing Practitioner

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Implementing the 2019 Designated Prescribing Practitioner Competency Framework (Prescribing Supervisors & Assessors) to train and support Non-Medical Prescribers

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The Designated Prescribing Practitioner Competency Framework was released by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in December 2019. Through National updates, expert sessions and practical case studies this conference will support you to develop or expand your role as a Designated Prescribing Practitioner, and support the development of effective non medical prescribing across your service.

"The aim of the Designated Prescribing Practitioner role is to oversee, support and assess the competence of non-medical prescribing trainees, in collaboration with academic and workplace partners, during the period of learning in practice”.

RPS 2019

“From early 2019 regulatory changes will enable experienced independent prescribers to work as designated prescribing practitioners (DPPs) for the practice element of non-medical prescribing training. This is a role traditionally held only bymedical prescribers (Designated Medical Practitioners). We welcome the move to use independent prescribers in this role. It is an opportunity to draw on the expertise of different prescribing professions in the development of future non-medical prescribers and improves access to prescribing opportunities for the wider workforce.”

Royal Pharmaceutical Society 2019

The conference will provide delegates with an update on implementing the new RPS Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners which “will provide a robust framework to ensure prescribing supervisors are active, experienced, skilled prescribers with the necessary education and training skills and experience to act in this role. Ensuring the quality of prescribing supervisors is essential to the development of safe and effective prescribers.” RPS 2019

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve training quality and safety of non medical prescribers
  • Learn from outstanding practice in delivering the role in practice
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including the new RPS Competence Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners
  • Understand the required competencies to take on this role and how the role is now being expanded to include non medical professionals
  • Develop your skills as a DPP
  • Understand how you can optimize the period of learning practice
  • Identify key strategies for coordinating support and ensuring effective governance of the DPP role
  • Understand how you can improve the learning environment
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Prof Angela Alexander

School of Pharmacy
University of Reading

Ms Sally Jarmain

Non Medical Prescribing Lead
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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