Beyond Prescribing Training

Signposting for Continuing Professional Development for Non Medical Prescribers

½ day 
(up to 35 delegates)
This is in-house training – we come to your organisation and deliver to your staff on an agreed date at a venue chosen and arranged by you. All participants will be receive training materials and certificates of attendance.

The Course
Aim Assist participants to access a variety of sources to enable them to maintain competency to prescribe.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:
• Rational for CPD
• What is expected in terms of CPD
• Where to go to source information
• How to demonstrate competency to prescribe

Course content
• General principles for CPD
• Identifying opportunities for CPD
• Using the NPC Single Competency Framework
• E-Learning
• Monitoring CPD as part of appraisal
• Keeping up to date with pharmacology

Participants need to bring with them, a reflection on a recent prescribing encounter that they had with a patient. It could be an example of an encounter which they feel did not go well, or resulted in an error, or alternatively it could be an encounter that they felt did go well.

Our trainer Fiona Peniston-Bird has been involved in Non Medical Prescribing since 1999 when she became a Community Practitioner Formulary Nurse Prescriber whilst working as a Health Visitor. She trained as a Nurse Independent Prescriber in 2002 and subsequently took a post as Non Medical Prescribing Facilitator within South East Coast Strategic Health Authority in 2003. Fiona founded nmprescribing in 2007. She lectures on the Independent & Supplementary Prescribing course at Medway School of Pharmacy and is a visiting lecturer at London South Bank and Brighton Universities. Fiona is a member of the editorial board and writes the question and answer page in the Nurse Prescribing journal.