Independent Prescribing Course

University College London

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.

University College London
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: Gower st Bloomsbury London wc1e 6bt
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 2000

Non-Medical Prescribing

We are pleased to report that UCL has received 30 HEE-funded slots for the Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Course. To be eligible for this award, pharmacists must fulfil the following HEE inclusion criteria:

• Pharmacists must work in England in order to be eligible.
• Pharmacists should work in community pharmacies.
• If capacity remains after the inclusion of community pharmacists, pharmacists working in health and justice settings will be considered.

Both the employing/supporting organisation and the DPP are required to provide references and sign paperwork in the application pack. Please ensure that your DPP has received the DPP instructions to assist them in completing their component of the application pack.

Applicants should give themselves plenty of time to finish this packet before the application deadline. After-the-deadline applications will not be accepted.

The following is the application procedure:
• Fully complete the application pack • Complete the online application form • When completing the online application form, please upload the application pack as ONE SINGLE DOCUMENT under the ‘Upload Additional information’ area. There is no need to send the application bundle to the admin staff through email.
• Files cannot be greater than 2MB in size – larger documents will require

Applications are evaluated in relation to the entrance requirements. Applicants will be requested to attend a video conference interview if there are any areas of ambiguity. The interview will be conducted by two members of the course team and will aim to clarify any areas of confusion in the application so that the candidate can establish that they fulfil the entrance requirements.

The conclusion of your application will be communicated to you as soon as feasible following the application deadline.

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