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Designated Prescribing Practitioner

Fri, 17 May 2024

Virtual, Online

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Through national updates, expert sessions and practical case studies the 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 conference will also discuss how becoming a DPP can enhance your role, and the benefits of non medical assessors in expanding non medical prescribing in organisations.

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."


Historically this role could only be performed by a medic but healthcare regulators have revised the standards to allow non medical prescribers to be the supervisors/assessors of non medical prescribers:

"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 by medical 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

The conference will provide delegates with an update on implementing the RPS Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners which  

"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."


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 RPS Competence Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners

  • Understand the required competencies to take on this role 

  • Reflect on how becoming a DPP can enhance your own role as a non medical prescriber and support the expansion of non medical prescribing in your service 

  • 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

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Ms Sally Gilborson

Non-Medical Prescribing Lead
Also Committee Member, Association for Prescribers
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Qun Wang

Trust Lead for Non-Medical Prescribing/Nurse Consultant Geriatrics
Trust Wide
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Karen Hodson

Senior Lecturer & Directors MSc in Clinical Pharmacy and Director for Non-medical Prescribing
Cardiff University

Mrs Kirsty Fishburn

Course Director for Non-Medical Prescribing and Lecturer in Mental Health
University of Hull

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience 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 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 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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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