Prescribing safely and confidently

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Are you prescribing safely and confidently?

As a prescriber, you are personally accountable and responsible for your prescribing and clinical decisions. It’s all about patient safety, so it’s important you understand the legal and ethical implications.

You’re encouraged to use your professional codes of conduct, standards and the competency framework for all prescribers alongside this guidance to ensure you’re prescribing safely and confidently. See the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) website for all your regulatory requirements.

Here are 12 ways to prescribe safely through personal development and improving your practice. You'll also find how developing a personal formulary and maintaining a portfolio of evidence can help develop your confidence and competence to prescribe. 

First Published: 7 July 2023

Sections on this page

  • Personal development
  • Improving practice
  • Personal formulary
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Further resources

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