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 Salford
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.
This course will teach you how to examine and challenge prescription practises using evidence-based practise, equity and diversity, and clinical governance.
This training is approved by the NMC, HCPC, and GPhC, and its completion will allow you to add an annotation to your professional registration as an independent prescriber.
This module investigates:
Consultation, decision-making, and therapy, including referral, are all part of the process.
Influences on prescription and the psychology of prescribing
Prescribing in a group setting
Clinical pharmacology, including co-morbidity effects
Clinical governance and evidence-based practise in nonmedical prescribing
The principles and methods of monitoring a patient’s reaction to therapy
Aspects of law, policy, and ethics
Professionalism, accountability, and accountability
Portfolio development in the context of public health prescribing
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