The Prescribing Competency Framework for all prescribers was due for review in July 2020.
This has been delayed and currently being planned. Our expectation is a light refresh with minor changes to the competencies only will be needed.
This follows on from specific advice from the Project Board and Steering Group during the development of the sister Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners in 2019.
The RCN has confirmed endorsement of the current framework until July 2021 in the interim.
04/08/2016 – Correction to Statement 10.4 of the Prescribing Competency Framework
Statement 10.4 has been corrected in the online version of the Framework and the Competency Framework Template.
Please contact our professional support service if you would like to discuss the correction further.
Statement of funding
The update to this framework has been wholly funded by the RPS who have not received any payment from a third party for its development. Further information on "How the RPS is funded" can be viewed in Professional standards, guidance and frameworks process development manual.
The project steering group used a consensus process to agree the final prescribing framework. Consensus was achieved.