Independent Prescribing Course

University of Hull

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 Hull
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: Hull, UK HU6 7RX
Tel: +44 (0)1482 346311

Non-Medical Prescribing

This module was created in response to the government’s decision to grant prescription authority to nurses, pharmacists, and some allied health professionals.

Depending on your specialisation, you can choose one of three paths on this module.

Independent Prescribing by Pharmacists (available at Level 7)

For this module, there are two study options:

Option 1: Blended education (15 days attendance at the University) 92050 is the module number.
Option 2: Completely taught ( 26 days attendance at the University) 92040 Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescribing is a module (available at Level 6 and Level 7)

This programme intends to equip nurses, midwives, and specialised community public health nurses to prescribe as an independent / supplemental prescriber in a safe, appropriate, and cost-effective manner.

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing by Physiotherapists, Chiropodists, Podiatrists, and Paramedics (available at Level 6 and Level 7)

The module’s goal is to allow physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, and paramedics to show their knowledge, competence, and safety in the primary areas of independent and supplemental prescription. It will also allow physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, and paramedics to apply and integrate theory into their areas of professional practise.

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