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
University of Central Lancashire
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.
Nurses and midwives will get the V300 Independent and Supplementary Prescribing entry to the NMC register upon successful completion of the course and subsequent registration with the appropriate regulating authority.
Pharmacists will be given a ‘Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing,’ which they can use to get their GPhC registration noted.
The HCPC will provide a declaration of competence to Allied Health Professionals (physiotherapists, chiropodists/podiatrists, therapeutic radiographers) to practise as an Independent and/or Supplementary Prescriber.
The HCPC will provide a declaration of competence to practise as a Supplementary Prescriber to Allied Health Professionals (diagnostic radiographers, dieticians).
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