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A Practical Guide to Demonstrating and Improving Nurse Prescribing Competence & Practice

Friday 24 Sep 2021


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This conference focuses on demonstrating and improving prescribing competence and practice and use of the updated National Competency Framework for all Prescribers. The conference will also update delegates on the Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners. Through national updates, practical case studies and extended expert sessions, this conference focuses on demonstrating and improving prescribing competence and practice – embedding the competency framework, and ten competency dimensions for all prescribers.

"This competency framework has been developed and updated to support prescribers to expand the knowledge, skills, motives and personal traits, to continually improve their performance, and to work more safely and effectively. If acquired and maintained, the prescribing competencies in this framework will help healthcare professionals to be safe, effective prescribers who support patients to get the best outcomes from their medicines. It has been developed for multi-professional use and provides the opportunity to bring prescribing professions together to ensure consistency in the competencies required of all healthcare professionals carrying out the same role."

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

"The requirements of the competency framework will be the standards we consider safe and effective prescribing practice for all prescribers on our register... Prescribers on our register should refer to the competency framework and other relevant sources of information and guidance to inform their ongoing prescribing practice."


This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve prescribing competence and practice
  • Understand the national context of your prescribing practice
  • Develop your skills and leadership as a prescriber
  • Examine how to self assess, reflect and audit prescribing practice against the ten competency dimensions
  • Embed the framework into practice and demonstrate competence
  • Demonstrating prescribing proficiency
  • Understand clinical pharmacology to improve prescribing competence
  • Reflect on the lived experience of a drug error and how we can learn from errors using a human factors approach 
  • Understand limits of competence
  • Reflect on the new Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners

Chair & Speakers Include:

Prof Angela Alexander MBE

Professor Emerita
School of Pharmacy
University of Reading

Ms Sally Jarmain

Non Medical Prescribing Lead
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

Liz Butterfield

President British Association for Nursing in Cardiovascular Care And Senior Lecturer School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work Canterbury Christchurch University

Mrs Aleksandra Howell

Lead Frailty Pharmacist
University Hospitals Bristol NHS foundation Trust

Virtual Attendance

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

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. 

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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 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 Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



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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