Resources and documents

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The practice documents and information videos aim to help you support a prescribing student. Each of the professional bodies have distinct prescribing standards so the documentation and preparation varies depending on the type of student. If you are accessing these resources instead of attending a live webinar, please remember to complete the "Update quiz" at the bottom of the page. 

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These videos aim to help explain the overall programme, professional standards and practice assessment. It is advisable to first download the Practice Assessment Document (PAD) or guidance document for your type of student (eg Nurse, Pharmacist or Allied Health Professional). 

Introduction to the Non-medical Prescribing Course

Students in discussion in a classroom

View introduction to the NMP Course video transcript

Overview of Non-medical Prescribing Practice Assessment Document

a gauge on a blood pressure cuff

View overview of Non-medical Prescribing Practice Assessment Document video transcript

Reference and Practice Documents

Each professional regulator has different standards for practice assessment. However, the practice assessment document for all professions is based on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Competency Framework for all Prescribers (RPS, 2021). Additionally, the RPS has published a Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPPs) which outlines the expectations of DMPs, DPPs, NMC Practice Assessors and HCPC Practice Educators who are supporting prescribing students. 

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Competency Frameworks

RPS Prescribing Competency Framework (2016)

RPS DPP Competency Framework (2019)

Competency Framework for all Prescribers (RPS, 2021)

The prescribing course at the University of Derby has been accredited with the 2016 version of the Competency framework. You may wish to access the updated version on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) website.

Competency Framework for all Prescribers (RPS, 2021)

Practice Assessment Documents

The PDF versions of the practice assessment documents and guidance for assessing practitioners undertaking the NMP course

The practice assessment documents have been embedded as a "Pebble Pad" portfolio. However, each page of the hard copy (PDF) document is also available for upload, and the full document available here. While the preference is for the learners' Pebble Pad to be signed off online, they are permitted to print out the page or pages, get them signed and upload to their electronic Pebble Pad.

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