Independent Prescribing Course

De Montfort 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.

De Montfort University
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: The Gateway Leicester LE1 9BH
Tel: +44 (0)116 255 1551

Non-Medical Prescribing

Health Education England has offered funding for a limited number of places at a number of universities for pharmacists to pursue Independent Prescribing or Clinically Enhanced Independent Prescribing. De Montfort University is among the universities on the list of sponsored providers. There is a tight inclusion condition for the financing, which is given below, and the number of available slots is quite limited. The positions will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional money will be announced in the autumn of 2022.
The intake will begin on February 22, 2022. Attendance at all study days is required. Dates for study days are shown below. There are eight study days, some of which will need virtual participation and others will require face-to-face presence. The application deadline is 23:59pm on 13 February 2022, or until the intake is full, whichever comes first. Applications are assessed in the order in which they are received, so please submit your application as soon as possible. The application process is outlined below.

All candidates, including current DMU Clinical Pharmacy Diploma students, must fill out an application form to be considered for this programme. If you are an internal applicant (a current DMU student), please fill out the Internal Applicants form. Please fill out the External Applicants form if you are an external applicant. Please submit your application and any supporting materials to once you have thoroughly completed the form. All candidates should additionally get a supporting statement from an employer/referee, as indicated on the Appendix 1 Supporting Statement form – please ask your referee to send an email to

This course will teach you about the numerous aspects of prescription, including as clinical, communication, and consultation skills, prescribing psychology, and legal and ethical issues.

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