Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain has launched a consultation on its competency framework for all prescribers.

The Royal Society said its framework has been reviewed and refreshed “in collaboration with a multi-expert group” on behalf of all the prescribing professions in the UK.

Summary of changes

  • Introduction section is more concise and includes reference to the ‘Competency framework for designated prescribing practitioners’ (published December 2019)
  • Section on ‘Purpose of framework’ has been expanded
  • Section on ‘Role of professionalism’ has been merged into the framework itself
  • There have been light amends to some competencies and supporting statements to make them clearer
  • There will be a Welsh translated version.
  • There are now 75 supporting statements (11 new)
  • There are new “further information” sections for the supporting statements; we have moved further information/lists/examples here which clarify meaning and keeps the statements unique, clear and in scope.

This update affects all prescribers, including:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Optometrists
  • Radiographers
  • Podiatrists
  • Dieticians
  • Supplementary prescribers
  • Prescriber trainees
  • Course providers and
  • Organisations representing and employing prescribers.

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