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

Thu, 22 Aug 2024

Virtual, Online

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This conference will focus on Nurse Prescribing Competence and Practice and update delegates on the practicalities of using the Revised National Competency framework for all prescribers.

“The RPS framework provides the foundation for safe and effective prescribing practice for professionals on our register. Nurse and midwife prescribers can use it to inform their day to day practice, and in revalidation to identify continuing professional development needs. It is also an excellent way of fostering multi disciplinary team working by ensuring consistent standards for prescribing across all professional groups.”

Nursing and Midwifery Council

"A common set of competencies should underpin prescribing, regardless of professional background, to enable all prescribers to practise safely and effectively.  It applies equally to independent prescribers, community practitioner nurse prescribers and supplementary prescribers.” 

Regina Ahmed, RPS lead for the Competency Framework

“The requirements of the competency framework will be the standards we consider safe and effective prescribing practice for all prescribers on our register.”

Nursing and Midwifery Council 2022

This conference focuses on demonstrating and improving prescribing competence and practice and use of the National Competency Framework for all Prescribers, and 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 nurse prescribing competence and practice – embedding the competency framework, and the twelve competencies for nurse prescribers.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve nurse prescribing competence and practice 

  • Examine how the National Competency Framework for All Prescribers can be used in practice

  • Understand the national context of your prescribing practice 

  • Develop your skills and leadership as a nurse prescriber 

  • Examine how to self assess, reflect and audit prescribing practice against the competency dimensions 

  • Learn from established NMP Leads about how they are supporting NMPs and DPPs in practice 

  • Embed the framework into practice and demonstrate competence 

  • Demonstrate prescribing proficiency 

  • Understand clinical pharmacology to improve prescribing competence 

  • Understand limits of competence 

  • Reflect on the Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners and understand changes to the DPP role 

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair and Speakers include:

Ms Sally Gilborson

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

Ms Inge Bateman

Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist In-patient Pain Service
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Jane Portlock

Professor of Pharmacy Postgraduate Education & Interim Director
Centre for Inter-professional Postgraduate Education and Training (CIPPET) School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy
University of Reading

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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