The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education has released a new resource for prescribers – ’Prescribing: maintaining competence and confidence’.
CPPE’s prescribing guide has been developed to support pharmacist prescribers to identify their learning needs and signposts them to resources to help meet these needs. It is linked to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s A competency framework for all prescribers and will allow learners to address most of the competency outcomes.
The guide is divided into three parts. Part 1 explains how to use a competency framework as a learning needs assessment tool and how to create a learning plan. Part 2 contains an extensive range of resources focused around the prescribing competencies, while Part 3 contains resources relevant to practitioners in more specialist roles where non-medical prescribing is common.
An interactive PDF is available on the CPPE website and hard copies will be delivered to every pharmacist registered with CPPE as a prescriber during the week commencing March 6.
“Prescribing is rapidly becoming an essential skill for pharmacists in clinical roles in all sectors. Whether you’re an experienced prescriber in need of some support to evidence competence, in transition to a new sector or clinical focus, or just starting to train, our new programme has something for you,” says CPPE’s senior pharmacist for learning development, Dianne Bell.