Independent Prescribing Course

London South Bank 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.

London South Bank University
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7815 7815

Non-Medical Prescribing

Non-Medical Prescribing Study Days at London South Bank University are held annually in March. The speakers we invite come from a variety of backgrounds, and our goal is that the topics they address are current, engaging, and intriguing, and that they can help you advance in your career. Principles and standards in prescription are universal, regardless of your professional or clinical experience.

We also appreciate suggestions for topics you’d like to hear about, so please get in touch if you have any.

A certificate of attendance is issued, which may be used to build your professional portfolio.

Because of the overwhelming positive response, we intend to present future NMP Study Days electronically. While we miss face-to-face events, transitioning to a virtual service has allowed us to reach a far larger audience from throughout the UK and globally. Delivering inclusive and accessible events is vital to us, and offering our study days on Zoom means that hundreds of individuals with hectic schedules may now participate. We can answer more questions, arrange speakers from further away, more people can come, and the admission price has been cut! We’ll keep you updated on future events as dates and speakers are finalised, and we hope you’ll stay with us!

There is no connection between Medlrn and this university. We just share universities that give Medical Prescribing courses to help people. Please keep in mind, that checking all information, application date and time, application fees and requirements which shares on this website is your responsibility.