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
Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development (NICPLD)
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.
When regulations changed in 2006 to allow independent pharmacy prescribing, the Supplementary Prescribing Course for pharmacists was amended and is now known as the Independent Prescribing Course. Students who complete the course satisfactorily are qualified as supplemental and independent prescribers.
This ten-month course (at the Post Graduate Certificate level) is structured into four units. It contains 12 days of practical learning, with the goal of allowing students to transfer their knowledge from the theoretical component of the course and to acquire and practise clinical examination skills relevant to the condition(s) for which they wish to prescribe. The pharmacist can finish their practical learning at any time during the ten-month timeframe.
When laws were updated in 2006 to allow independent pharmacy prescribing, the Supplementary Prescribing Course for pharmacists was revised and renamed the Independent Prescribing Course. Students who successfully finish the course are qualified as supplementary and independent prescribers.
This ten-month (Post Graduate Certificate) course is divided into four parts. It consists of 12 days of practical learning with the purpose of helping students to transfer their theoretical knowledge from the course and to acquire and practise clinical examination skills relevant to the condition(s) for which they intend to prescribe. The pharmacist can complete their practical training at any point throughout the ten-month period.
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