Independent Prescribing Course

Bangor University

Non-Medical Prescribing course prepares you to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) in your area of competence, assisting you in extending your practice. You’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively, as both an independent and supplementary prescriber.

Course length

6 Months

Course accredited


Accredited till

May 2023



Who should attend?

You’ll already be a registered nurse, midwife, pharmacist, physiotherapist, paramedic, chiropodist, podiatrist, dietician, diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer, and this course may interest you because there is a recognised need for you to prescribe within your clinical practice.

Entry requirements

  • Registered for 24 months with the GPhC (pharmacists). Additionally, pharmacist applicants must have at least 24 months experience in the specialist role in which they will prescribe and must take this module at level 7.
  • Registered for 12 months with the NMC (nurses/midwives).
  • Registered with the HCPC (allied health professionals – with appropriate experience; paramedics must be working in an advanced practice, non-ambulance setting and must take this module at level 7.

Anglia Ruskin University
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: Young Street Cambridge CB1 2LZ
Tel: +44 (0)1245 49313

Non-Medical Prescribing

This course will prepare pharmacists to embark on a rigorous training programme in order to develop and register as independent and supplemental prescribers in accordance with the General Pharmaceutical Council’s criteria (GPhC).
The course’s main educational goals are to help pharmacists improve their history-taking, consultation, and physical examination skills so that they can become competent, compassionate, and effective practitioners with a person-centered approach to prescribing and a comprehensive and thorough understanding of safe prescribing practise.
By delving into problems like as self-care, resilience, and accountability, practitioners will gain the skills and knowledge needed to become compassionate leaders.
The course’s goal is to train critical-thinking prescribers who thoroughly grasp and practise their professional accountability in their advanced capacity.

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