Prescribing ‘competency areas’ launched

The framework, launched recently by NPS CEO Dr Lynn Weekes (PhD), stipulated all prescribers “should demonstrate adequate competency before they are able to prescribe”.

"The competency framework will be able to be applied broadly to all health professionals, including new and existing prescribers… and incorporates seven competency areas, each describing an activity essential for prescribing," Dr Weekes said.

“The competency areas include how a competent prescriber understands the patient’s social and clinical needs, assesses their treatment options, supports shared decision making

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