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A Practical Guide to Demonstrating and Improving Prescribing Competence & Practice

Wednesday 5 Oct 2022


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This conference will update delegates on the Revised Competency framework for all prescribers, the deadline for full implementation of the framework in practice is September 2022. 

“To support the effective and timely implementation of this framework, organisations, healthcare professional regulators, higher education institutes and individuals will have until September 2022 as a transition period to fully implement the framework in practice.”


“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

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
  • Examine the September 2021 revisions to the National Competency Framework for All Prescribers
  • 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 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
  • 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 & 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

Dr Deborah Robertson

School of Health & Society
University of Salford

Dr Qun Wang

Trust Lead for Non-Medical Prescribing/Nurse Consultant Geriatrics
Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

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, Schools & 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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