Designated Prescribing Practitioner Competency Framework
Historically only doctors could provide supervision and support to those professionals undertaking NMP. Regulatory changes in 2018/19 have enabled NMPs to take on the role of Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP) as long as they fulfill certain regulatory competency framework for all prescribers.
The guide below has been published by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society - https://www.rpharms.com/about-us/news/details/new-competency-framework-for-designated-prescribing-practitioners. Please see "Theme 7" - which outlines the competencies required of the DPP in creating a learning environment and "Theme 8" regarding competencies in relation to the governance of the role. Both can be found on page 6. The whole document can be viewed by clicking the image below.
For our page on Non Medical Prescribing, please go to Non-Medical Prescribing Guidance for Prescribers In General Practice