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A Practical Guide to Demonstrating and Improving Prescribing Competence & Practice

Thu, 25 Apr 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 Revised National Competency framework for all prescribers.

“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

“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 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.

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 

  • 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

Speakers include:

Ms Sally Gilborson

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

Ms Alison Pottle

Nurse Consultant in Cardiology
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals

Mrs Kirsty Fishburn

Lecturer in Mental Health and Non-Medical Prescribing
University of Hull

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

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

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



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(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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