DPP Experienced Prescriber definition

The definition of experienced prescriber within the DPP framework is:

An active prescriber, who would normally have at least three years’ recent prescribing experience.

The steering group anticipated there would be circumstances where a period of less than three years recent prescribing experience would be justified, hence the use of the word normally which provides flexibility.

As one example, it may well be appropriate for a person with extended clinical experience prior to becoming a prescriber, to become a DPP with less than three years’ recent prescribing experience.

There will be other examples and additional context and evidence should be demonstrated to the programme provider. We urge programme providers to use the flexibility built into the DPP competency framework to enable appropriate health professionals with less than three years’ recent prescribing experience to undertake the role of DPP.