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 similarly 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 Practitioners (DPP).
This new framework will help 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.
Competency framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners
A Competency Framework for all Prescribers
This framework has been co-funded by the RPS and a grant from Health Education England.
The project steering group used a consensus process to agree the final prescribing framework. Consensus was achieved.
The competency framework has been endorsed by professional bodies representing other prescribers (some endorsement applications are still in progress).