Independent Prescribing Course

University of Bolton

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.

Anglia Ruskin University
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton. BL3 5AB
Tel: +44 (0)1204 900 600

Non-Medical Prescribing

Independent and supplemental prescription is a critical area of practise for pharmacists, requiring a wide grasp of the pharmacy field as well as demonstrated practise abilities. Pharmacists must be able to practise in a safe and effective manner, which necessitates understanding of clinical pharmacology, governance, professional responsibility, and legal, policy, and ethical considerations. All of these topics, as well as others, will be covered in our Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists professional development course.
You’ll also have lots of chances to put your knowledge to use. Students collaborate with medical experts to practise their abilities in a clinical context, receiving coaching and feedback to help them grow. You will be required to develop abilities such as planning, collaboration, and cooperation, as well as critical thinking and reasonable decision making. You’ll be able to advance in your profession by assessing and using information sources, as well as staying up to date on current trends in industry and policy.

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