Independent Prescribing Course

Medway School of Pharmacy

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.

Medway School of Pharmacy
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: Chatham Kent ME4 4TB
Tel: +44 (0)1634 202935

Non-Medical Prescribing

This is a well-established and effective independent prescription programme for pharmacists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, podiatrists, radiographers, and dietitians.

It is a part-time blended learning programme that will prepare you to become an independent prescriber (community and primary care pharmacists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, podiatrists, paramedics, and therapeutic radiographers) or supplemental prescriber (diagnostic radiographers and dietitians). You get the information and abilities necessary to practise as prescribers and achieve the requirements established by your particular professional/regulatory organisation. Available for a period of eight or twelve months. Level 6 is also accessible for nurses/midwives.

If you want to become a prescriber as a pharmacist, nurse, midwife, physiotherapist, podiatrist, radiographer, or dietician, this is the curriculum for you.

As part of the University of Greenwich’s MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, we also offer a 40-credit programme. If you are a part of this Greenwich curriculum and have chosen the Prescribing module, you must also fill out our Prescribing Application form.

We are no longer accepting applications for the Clinically Enhanced Prescribing Programme. This programme is open to pharmacists working in hospital, mental health, and community trusts, as well as CCG pharmacists.

When combined with our Clinical Consultation Assessment and Diagnosis short course module, hospital pharmacists in the HEE LaSE area are eligible for financing for the Prescribing programme.

There are two programme durations to pick from. You can study for the REGULAR eight-month programme or the EXTENDED 12-month programme. Those having a clearly defined area of practise will be given priority for the normal duration programme. The extended programme is for anybody who would like or benefit from a longer term of study. It is especially appropriate for Level 6 students and community pharmacists.

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