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Independent/Supplementary Prescribing - PCert Medway School of Pharmacy

UK

Course info

Summary

Overview

This is a well-established and successful independent / supplementary prescribing programme for community and primary care pharmacists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, podiatrists, radiographers and dietitians.

It is a part-time, blended learning programme which leads to you qualifying as an independent prescriber (community and primary care pharmacists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, podiatrists, paramedics and therapeutic radiographers) or as a supplementary prescriber (diagnostic radiographers and dietitians). You develop the knowledge and skills to practise as prescribers and to meet the standards set by your respective professional/regulatory body. Available as eight or 12 months duration. Also available at Level 6 for nurses/midwives.

Which programme is right for me?

This information is for the STANDARD PROGRAMME for community pharmacists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, podiatrists, radiographers and dietitians. If you are a hospital, mental health, community trust or CCG pharmacist, please go to our page on the Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Programme. GP Pharmacists may apply for either programme on a self-funded basis.

We also run a 40-credit module as part of the University of Greenwich MSc Advanced Clinical Practice. If you are part of this Greenwich programme and have selected the Prescribing module then you do also need to complete our Prescribing Application form. Select this link to the Nurses, Midwives and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) application form to complete this part of the process.

Careers

There is a high and rising demand for a range of healthcare professionals to qualify as non-medical prescribers. There are career opportunities for both non-medical prescribing nurse practitioners and pharmacists in GP surgeries or other primary care settings and enhanced options for radiographers, physiotherapists, podiatrists and dietitians with the prescribing qualification.

Professional recognition

Accreditation with the GPhC, HCPC or the NMC as a non-medical prescriber.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Independent/Supplementary Prescribing - PCert.

Online/Distance (12 months)

Tuition fees

To be confirmed

From

15-Jun-21, 16-Jun-21, 17-Jun-21, 07-Sep-21, 08-Sep-21, 30-Nov-21, 01-Dec-21, 22-Feb-22, 23-Feb-22

Venue

Medway School of Pharmacy

Central Avenue,

Chatham Maritime,

Chatham,

Medway,

ME4 4TB, England

Online/Distance (8 months)

Tuition fees

To be confirmed

From

15-Jun-21, 16-Jun-21, 17-Jun-21, 07-Sep-21, 08-Sep-21, 30-Nov-21, 01-Dec-21, 22-Feb-22, 23-Feb-22

Venue

Medway School of Pharmacy

Central Avenue,

Chatham Maritime,

Chatham,

Medway,

ME4 4TB, England

Entry requirement for international students

Registration with the appropriate professional/regulatory body (NMC, GPhC, PSNI or HCPC); Appropriate experience in the area of practice in which they will be prescribing; The ability to study at academic level 6 or level 7; Nurses and Midwives: At least one year's post-registration clinical experience in the UK. This includes all nurse (level 1), midwife or SCPHN registrants (including NHS, self-employed or non-NHS employed registrants); Pharmacists: At least two years' post-registration clinical experience in the UK; Allied Health Professionals (excluding Paramedics) At least three years' post-registration clinical experience in the UK; Advanced Paramedic Practitioners: College of Paramedics recommend that paramedics are registered and qualified for at least five years with at least three years' relevant post-qualification experience in the clinical area in which they will be prescribing; Appropriate numeracy skills, clinical/health assessment, diagnostics/care management and planning and evaluation of care in their intended area of prescribing practice; Support from the sponsoring organisation confirming service need, indicating the necessary governance structures are in place (including clinical support, access to protected learning time and employer support where appropriate) to enable the students to undertake and be adequately supported throughout the programme. Access to appropriate supervised practice, and a prescribing budget to meet the costs of prescriptions on completion of training; A named practice supervisor (nurses and midwives); designated medical practitioner (pharmacists); practice educator (AHPs), who will facilitate, supervise and support the student during their clinical placement. IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in R&W; 5.5 in S&L). TOEFL iBT 90 overall (with a minimum of 22 in R; 21 in W; 17 in L; 20 in S).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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