A competency framework for all prescribers

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Publication date:
30 June 2016


August 2020

The Prescribing Competency Framework for all prescribers was due for review in July 2020.

This has been delayed and currently being planned. Our expectation is a light refresh with minor changes to the competencies only will be needed.

This follows on from specific advice from the Project Board and Steering Group during the development of the sister Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners in 2019.

Competencies help individuals and their organisations look at how they do their jobs. A competency framework is a collection of competencies thought to be central to effective performance. Development of competencies should therefore help individuals to continually improve their performance and to work more effectively.


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