Independent Prescribing Course

Queen's University, Belfast

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.

Queen’s University, Belfast
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: University Road, Belfast Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN
Tel: +44 (0)28 9024 5133

Non-Medical Prescribing

The following learning opportunities are related with this course:

The following learning opportunities are related with this course:

At Queen’s, we strive to provide a high-quality learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, creativity, and best practises in learning, teaching, and student assistance, allowing students to reach their full academic potential.

We accomplish this on the PgDip in Advanced Pharmacy Practice by providing a variety of learning experiences that allow our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will prepare them for life and work in a global society, and make use of innovative technologies that enhance their development as independent, lifelong learners.

Distance and work-based learning, as well as on-campus workshops, are used to give instruction.

A main degree in pharmacy (minimum Bachelor Degree) from a University-approved institution. In addition, all candidates must:

– Prior to beginning the prescription courses, you must have identified a designated medical practitioner.

– have completed the NICPLD foundation/vocational training (VT) curriculum or have comparable experience;

– work as a hospital pharmacist.

Please be aware that this programme is only eligible to candidates who are Northern Ireland residents or pharmacists in Ireland by prior consent between QUB and the applicant’s employer.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, preferably no later than July 31, 2022, for courses beginning in late September.

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