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.
Independent Prescribing Course
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.
- 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.
Our non-medical prescription modules help you gain the skills you need to practise safely and appropriately in accordance with professional standards specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), or the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC).
Create a methodical, evidence-based, and introspective approach to clinical decision making in prescription practise.
Examine and apply applicable legislation to the practise of non-medical prescription within a clinical governance framework, including concerns of record-keeping and the use of unlicensed drugs, in a critical manner.
In prescription practise, use your understanding of pharmacological actions and interactions.
Demonstrate vital insight into your own successful communication/relationship with patients/clients, caregivers, other prescribers, and health care team members.
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