Becoming a Designated Prescriber Practitioner

Wednesday 26 January 2022 | 1pm - 4.30pm
Online event

Delivered in collaboration with the Royal College of Nursing

About the Event

Regulatory changes in 2019 paved the way for non-medical prescribers of any professional background to act as a Designated Prescribing Practitioner, to supervise a trainee prescriber’s period of learning in practice. To help practitioners prepare for and carry out this new role, the RPS led a multi-disciplinary team of experts to develop and publish a competency framework for DPPs.

Join this live event where the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing will come together to discuss the role of the DPP and the new framework. Delivered by some of the experts that wrote the framework, the programme will highlight practical applications and act as a forum for delegates to submit their questions to be answered by a panel of multi-professional expert speakers.

The event will enable you to: 

  • Understand how the Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP) competency framework can support your development.
  • Understand the expectations of the DPP when in role and what support is available to you.
  • Reflect on your own experience as an independent prescriber, and identify ways of optimising the trainee’s learning experience.
  • Discuss ways of identifying and managing trainees in difficulty.
  • Discuss when and how to escalate concerns.
  • Network with colleagues from multiple professions who are involved supporting and developing independent prescribers.

Due to the interactive nature of the event, places are limited. Book now to secure yours!


Click here to find out more about our expert speakers. 

Additional information

This event is relevant to:

  • New or aspiring Designated Prescribing Practitioners from any profession

  • UK practice

Registration fees include:

  • Access to all plenary sessions

  • Access to relevant breakout room disucssions

  • Digital event resources

  • Certificate of attendance 

Registration fees
Book early to save 35%! Discounted fees available until 17 December: 

RPS / RCN Member £60.00
Non-member £115.00



Standard booking fees, from 18 December: 

RPS / RCN Member £95.00
Non-member £180.00