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A Practical Guide to Demonstrating and Improving Prescribing Competence & Practice

Thu, 22 Aug 2024

Virtual, Online

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

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. The implications of the changes to the foundation trainee pharmacist which will incorporate independent prescribing from 2025/26 will also be discussed

“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

“There is a pressing need to upskill the pharmacy workforce in clinical skills, including prescribing, so that all sectors can work together to provide the services patients need in their preferred setting.”

Health Education England 2024

“The ability to independently prescribe is crucial for pharmacists delivering care across the NHS”

Health Education England

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve 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

  • Consider the implications of the changes to the Foundation Trainee Pharmacist in 25/26

  • Develop your skills and leadership as a 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

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

Ms Inge Bateman

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

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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