Independent Prescribing Course

University of Bradford

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 of Bradford
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1DP, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 232323

Non-Medical Prescribing

This module will do the following:

prepare nurses, midwives, podiatrists, physiotherapists, therapeutic radiographers, and paramedics to prescribe as independent and supplementary prescribers and diagnostic radiographers to prescribe as supplementary prescribers allow experienced nonmedical health professionals to enhance their knowledge and gain a critical awareness of contemporary issues in order to become safe, competent, and effective prescribers within current legal and professional guidelines

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