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Designated Prescribing Practitioner

Fri, 13 Sep 2024

Virtual, Online

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Developing Your Role and Skills as a Designated Prescribing Practitioner
Implementing the Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners
(Prescribing Supervisors and Assessors) to train and support Non-Medical Prescribers

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”


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

“Non-medical prescribers (NMPs) have only recently been able to perform the role of DPP, previously having to direct colleagues to a doctor to perform this role. No one is better placed to support and supervise somebody from a non-medical profession to prescribe independently, than an independent prescriber. As an independent prescriber, you understand the requirements of the role and the responsibility that comes with it. Your supervision is essential to build the prescribing capacity of the current workforce, and therefore the DPP capacity of the future. Supervising any learner contributes to your own development, both personally and professionally, and can be incredibly rewarding at any stage of your career. It helps you keep your knowledge and skills up to date and keeps you close to the forefront of the most recent developments in healthcare. It also feels good knowing that you are making a real contribution to shaping the future of the workforce. Supervising those learning to prescribe helps to improve your own prescribing practice. It contributes to the leadership and education pillars of advanced practice, and it will help to transform NHS services at the point of delivery.”

Health Education England 2024

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.

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

  • Discuss the current shortage of DPPs in light of the IETP reforms which come into place in 2025/6

  • 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. This course provides 5hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

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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