CPD for Non-Medical Prescribers: A Practical Guide by Marion Waite, Jan Keenan

By Marion Waite, Jan Keenan

During this new period of healthcare, the significance of continuous specialist improvement can't be underestimated.  Non-Medical Prescribers have a accountability to themselves, their enterprise and their sufferers to maintain up to date with advancements during this fast-moving quarter of healthcare. This e-book appears to be like on the present context of CPD during this region and gives suggestions for facilitation.The publication is split into 3 transparent sections. the 1st seems at basic ideas of CPD and considers overarching and organisational concerns akin to medical governance. the second one part appears at particular methods followed by means of individuals/trusts to facilitate CPD, for instance e-learning and the way to maintain up to date with pharmacology. the ultimate part is a source part which incorporates a variety of usable records on the subject of every one bankruptcy which determine additional assets and contain useful principles, instruments and objects.Includes criminal frameworksTied in heavily with the most recent govt guidance and criteria, together with tips from the NMC in addition to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of significant Britain (RPSBG)Includes contributions from wellbeing and fitness execs from a number of backgroundsSuitable for non-medical prescribers, in addition to their managers, perform managers and prescribing leads liable for supplying CPD

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For non-medical prescribing this should be written in a way that summarises the history and development of non-medical prescribing and provides a brief understanding, by explaining and differentiating between independent and supplementary prescribing, the professional and legal status of prescribers and the current perspective from both a professional and legal position. During recent years, there have been updates and amendments to the law relating to non-medical prescribing occurring at a frequent rate, and for this reason any policy should note any potential changes that may be subject to legislation or be influenced by a national inquiry, for example, Shipman.

2007) commented in a similar way that CPD was not always helpful either because it was delivered in too academic a format or at a level beyond the comprehension of attendees, although an alternative view expressed was that study days were too basic and therefore did not meet the needs of more senior staff. However, these findings do support the organisational observation that there are extremes of need in the provision of CPD at an organisational level and whilst there are clear areas or subjects of common interest, what might be useful to one professional group of non-medical prescribers will be unhelpful for another.

If there is evidence of negligence, then the employer has the right to exert disciplinary Keeping Up to Date with Legal and Professional Frameworks for Non-Medical Prescribing 13 powers. It is therefore important that the employment contract and job description of a non-medical prescriber outlines the boundaries of the prescribing role that the employer wishes the non-medical prescriber to hold. ) Similarly, processes need to be in place to ensure that the non-medical prescriber can remain competent within that role and the employer has a duty to develop and uphold these.

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