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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