The New Designated Prescribing Practitioners Competency Framework: Implementing in Practice

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 

Royal Pharmaceutical Society,
66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1AW

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Event Overview

Hear first hand from the multi-disciplinary project team and experts who developed the Designated Prescribing Practitioners Framework, and collaborate on implementation at our launch workshop in London. 

Regulatory changes in 2019 mean that experienced non-medical prescribers of any professional background can become responsible for a trainee prescriber's period of learning in practice in a similar way to Designated Medical Practitioners (DMP). To help train safe and effective independent prescribers we've worked with multi-disciplinary experts to develop and publish a Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Pracititioners (DPP).

Find out more and download the Framework here

Why attend? 

Invest one day to: 

  • Understand how the competency framework helps universities running NMP courses re-accredit against 2019 regulatory standards, and what you need to do to comply;
  • Hear about the DPP framework and the story of its development;
  • Participate in a collaborative workshop to explore different approaches to implementation;
  • Hear about how others are planning to use the framework;
  • Ask questions and hear answers from multi-disciplinary experts involved in it’s development. 




Speakers include:

  • Damian Day, Head of Education, GPhC
  • Adele Mott, Lead Pharmacist, GI Services, UCLH
  • Chris Bell, Nursing and Midwifery Council

Who should attend?

This event will support: 

  • Universities running independent prescribing programmes;
  • NHS trusts and boards with independent prescribers, trainee independent prescribers and experienced independent prescribers to understand the expectations for a DPP through standardised competency descriptors; 
  • A pharmacist, nurse or other allied health practitioner non-medical prescriber who might become a DPP. 

The development of the DPP framework has been co-funded by the RPS and a grant from Health Education England

Registration Fees
(after 6 January)

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