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A Practical Guide to Demonstrating and Improving Prescribing Competence & Practice

Tuesday 14 Jun 2022


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This conference will update delegates on the recently Revised Competency framework for all prescribers launched on 7th September 2021 with an aim to be fully implemented by September 2022. The scope of the framework has been expanded, 12 new supporting statements have been included and new information sections added. 

“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

Chaired by Professor Angela Alexander MBE, Professor Emerita, School of Pharmacy, University of Reading & Chair, Working Party, The Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP), Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 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 prescribing competence and practice – embedding the competency framework, and the twelve competencies for all prescribers.

“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. Multidisciplinary training remains central, drawing on the expert skills of each profession to develop informed, proficient prescribers able to deliver high quality patient care. We are leading on the development of a competency framework for those taking on this role.”


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 twelve 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:

Professor Angela Alexander MBE

Chair, Working Party, The Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP) Competency Framework, Pharmaceutical Society & Professor Emerita, School of Pharmacy, University of Reading

Sally Jarmain

Non-Medical Prescribing Lead Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust, Clinical Fellow (Independent Prescribing Review) Health Education England

Dr Deborah Robertson

School of Health & Society
University of Salford

Dr Peter Cull

Emergency Medicine Consultant & Trust Lead for Human Factors Clinical Skills and Simulation Tutor
Royal Derby Hospital

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

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Virtual Training



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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