Keep Calm and Carry on Prescribing

Non-Medical Prescribing Update for Nurse/Pharmacist/AHP Independent & Supplementary Prescribers (V300/200)

1 day

Up to 35 delegates

This is currently online training using MS Teams.  All participants will receive training materials and certificates of attendance, sent by email.


The Course Aim

Assist participants to ensure they are up to date with the latest developments in NMP, thus enabling them to use their prescribing skills to maximise patient care.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:

  • Legislation of Non-Medical Prescribing
  • The NMC / GPhC / HCPC Standards for nurse, pharmacist & AHP prescribers
  • Prescribing unlicensed & off-label medicines
  • Mixing medicines
  • Controlled drug prescribing
  • Using the 2016 RPS Competency Framework for all Prescribers


Course content

• Update and latest developments in NMP
• Review of recent NMC fitness to practice hearings involving NMPs.
• Tools to help you prescribe safely.
• Useful tips on using the BNF
• Update on legislation including prescribing controlled drugs
• Prescribing for children & pregnant women
• Discussion on competency, with practical opportunity to use the new RPS Competency Framework
• Repeat prescribing & keeping up to date.
• Scenario’s for group work discussion.



Our trainer Fiona Peniston-Bird BSc (Hons) RHV RGN NIP PGCHE FHEA, has been involved in Non-Medical Prescribing since 1999 when she became a Community Practitioner Formulary Nurse Prescriber whilst working as a Health Visitor. She trained as a Nurse Independent Prescriber in 2002 and subsequently took a post as Non-Medical Prescribing Facilitator within South East Coast Strategic Health Authority in 2003. Fiona founded nmprescribing in 2007. She is the Prescribing Lead for Nurses on the Independent / Supplementary Prescribing Programme at Medway School of Pharmacy and a support tutor for the same course with University of Nottingham.  Fiona is an external examiner for all of the prescribing courses at University of Hertfordshire.  She is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Prescribing Practice and sits on the BNF Nurse Prescribers Advisory Group, who review the NPF.  Fiona has completed bespoke NMP project work for Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex and Health Education England. Fiona was invited as a Subject Matter Expert onto the Nursing and Midwifery Council Assimilation Panel following the Medicines Management and Prescribing Consultation in 2017.  More recently the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have invited her to join their current project developing a new competency framework for those taking on a practice supervisor/assessor role for Non-Medical Prescribing trainees.

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