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A guidance for expanding prescribing scope of practice

14 May 2022
Strategy and Policy

The number of non-medical prescribers across all professions is increasing and are increasingly being seen as a necessity to deliver improved patient outcomes by the health and social care system. Welsh Government has commissioned the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to work with key stakeholders across the UK to develop guidance for all healthcare professionals wanting to expand their “prescribing scope of practice”. This guidance provides a structure to support prescribers to identify their developmental needs, highlights ways in which these needs can be met, and offers a structure to document the process and outcome. The document provides a selection of case studies across a range of professions and settings to illustrate the process. This session will provide details of the guidance and its practical application for non-medical prescribers across all professions and health and social care settings


Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the need for guidance to expand prescribing scope of practice for non-medical prescribers;
  • Understand the structure and support required for non-medical prescribers to identify their learning needs;
  • Practically apply the learning from the guidance to your clinical practice across all settings


Mrs Reem El-Sharkawi, Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellow - Welsh Government
Mr Lloyd Hambridge, Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer of Wales - Welsh Government
Elen Jones, Director, Wales - RPS


Lead Education Partner

  • CPPE
  • Morph


Education Partner

  • BOPA
  • BPNG
  • CMHP
  • Health Education England


Education Partner

  • NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • NHS Digital
  • NHSx
  • PTOC
  • GPHC


Education Partner

  • NPPG
  • PCPA
  • PDA
  • Pharmacist Support
  • RPUK
  • SPS


Education Partner

  • Soar Beyond
  • NHCA
  • PrescQIPP
  • Pharmacy Declares
  • GHP and RPS


Media Partner

  • C&D
  • PDA
  • PrescQIPP
  • Scottish Healthcare Review
  • Welsh Healthcare Review
  • NI Healthcare Review
  • Prescriber


Nominated Charity

  • Pharmacist Support


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