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Prescribing Competence & Practice

Today's chair: Professor Angela Alexander MBE

Professor Emerita School of Pharmacy, University of Reading 
& Chair, Task and Finish Group for the 2021 review Competency Framework for all Prescribers 
& Chair, Working Party The Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP), Royal Pharmaceutical Society


Speaking during the morning is Charles Spencer Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Cardiology South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. 

Charles opened his talk by asking – ‘How do you flourish as a non medical prescriber?’
‘You need confidence, knowledge & skills, trust of patients and opportunities to develop’

He went on to say ‘You need to take responsibility for your professional development – People take notice of you when you are pushing and asking – driving what you want to do’

Charles concluded his talk by stating that ‘NMP’s are often well placed to identify gaps in care and opportunities to improve care and medication management for patients’


Sally JarmainNon-Medical Prescibing Lead Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Committee Member Association for Prescribers, presents an extended interactive session on: Developing, demonstrating and maintaining continued competence in Nurse/Non Medical Prescribing

• developing, demonstrating and maintaining continued competence in Nurse/Non Medical Prescribing 
• using the framework to demonstrate competence in non medical prescribing practice 
• developing confidence in prescribing practice 
• ensuring your practice is evidence based: guidelines and evidence  
• keeping your prescribing knowledge up-to-date: accessing education, training and resources 
• assessing and evaluating prescribing competence  
• ensuring you have the history-taking, clinical assessment and diagnosis skills to prescribe appropriately  and effectively 
• measuring the impact of nurse medical prescribing on practice: audit and evaluation  
• my experience of nurse prescribing 

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