Independent Prescribing Course

Cardiff 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.

Cardiff University
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN
Tel: +44(0) 29 2068 7538

Non-Medical Prescribing

Our programme aims to provide a solid foundation of preparation for registered nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals in the United Kingdom in order for them to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to practise as safe, effective, and competent independent and supplementary prescribers.
The curriculum will help you improve your critical thinking abilities and personal reflection, equipping you for lifelong professional growth.
It will lay the groundwork for you to grow your practise, allowing you to deliver a high professional quality of care while also holding yourself accountable for that treatment.
The programme will introduce you to the general principles of pharmacology that apply to prescribing practise, as well as the professional, legal, and ethical frameworks that apply to Independent and Supplementary prescribing, as well as clinical governance and quality assurance aspects of prescribing.

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