To be able to take this module you must:
- hold a degree from a UK university or equivalent, or in the case of non-graduates, be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability and professional experience.
- be registered with an appropriate regulatory body and evidence this by providing your registration number, which can be checked using online public sources. For pharmacists, the GPhC or, in Northern Ireland, with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
- have a current and valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (England and Wales), Acess NI (Northern Ireland), or Disclosure (Scotland) check and provide a signed declaration from the Trust as evidence.
- identify an area of clinical or therapeutic practice in which to develop independent prescribing practice.
- have a supporting organisation which is able to provide governance, learning opportunities and continued service provision.
- fulfil the necessary minimum requirements of the registrants' regulatory body (GPhC, HCPC or NMC). This includes as a minimum the appropriate length of post registration patient-orientated experience in a relevant UK practice setting. This is currently one year for the NMC, two years for the GPhC, and three years for the HCPC.
- identify a designated prescribing practitioner who has agreed to supervise their learning in practice. For nurses, a practice assessor and a practice supervisor.
If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.
How to apply
If you would like to apply, please contact us for details on the application process, or for further guidance.
You should ideally be employed as a nurse or midwife1 registered with the NMC, a pharmacist registered with the GPhC, or an allied health professional registered with the HCPC.
Places are limited and in high demand. You should apply for this module at least four weeks before the final registration date; we'd recommend you have your application completed by the date listed below.
||Submit application by
||10 December 2021
(Final registration 13 January 2022)*
*The final registration date for the module is listed. You may apply any time until the final registration date, however, we'd recommend you apply by the suggested application date above to allow sufficient time for your application to be processed.
You are required to produce a personal statement to support your application. This statement should be original work, written by you, and include a short summary of the group of patients you are planning to prescribe for and the setting. Academic referencing is not required but your personal statement should be written in prose and demonstrate a good use of English.
1We are currently awaiting confirmation regarding whether this qualification will made be available to midwives. This page will be updated once confirmation has been received.