Designated Prescribing Practitioner Competency Framework
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.
First Published: 03 December 2019
A review of the DPP Competency Framework is scheduled to start in 2024