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Developing Your Role as a Designated Prescribing Practitioner

Wednesday 19 May 2021


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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 December 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 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 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.”


“The competencies in this framework will help prescribers to be effective Designated Prescribing Practitioners who are able to optimise the period of learning in practice for Non Medical Prescribers in training, working with academic partners, to ensure the quality and safety of future non-medical prescribers.”


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

100% of delegates at the January 2021 conference said they would recommend it to a colleague and 94% said the conference today will ultimately have a positive impact on patient experience and outcomes.

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

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

For the full benefits and all our virtual training titles click here

Virtual Training

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 face to face with your key audience o 
  • 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.

Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(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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