Course Start Dates: September 2022, January 2023 and April 2023.
Independent prescribing is a widely integrated part of healthcare delivery in the UK. Nurses, Midwives and other Allied Healthcare Professionals are prescribing for a range of conditions both acute and long term which has been evaluated as clinically safe and appropriate and is well received by Service Users.
This module is designed to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health Care Professions Council standards for prescribing (NMC 2019; HCPC 2019) and A Competency Framework for all Prescribers (Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 2021). Upon completion registrants can apply for the annotation of Independent / Supplementary Prescriber.
NMC: a midwife or nurse with at least one year’s post-qualification experience with appropriate experience in a specialist area of practice.
Applicants must have full employer support (even if self-funding). This must include:
• An identified service need (verified by the trust prescribing lead).
• A Designated Prescribing Practitioner*.
• A Practice Supervisor* (NMC only).
• Supernumerary support for 78 hours of supervised clinical practice.
• Release for 26 days of academic study.
• Provision of appropriate clinical governance (CQC registration).
• Access to a prescribing budget upon completion.
*Must be Independent Prescribers and must undertake preparatory training.
Academic Prerequisites: Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to study at Level 7. CPD Students must evidence 40 credits at level 6 with over 60% achieved overall and/or one 20 credit level 7 module at 50% or more within the last 5 years or equivalent.
• Completed a clinical assessment/consultation module or demonstrate that they have significant experience to independently assess and diagnose in their area of practice.
• An enhanced DBS check dated within three years of anticipated completion of the programme.
This module advances your professional development by drawing on the four pillars of advanced practice: management and leadership, education, research and advanced clinical practice. It reinforces the core principle that advanced practice is a level of practice rather than a particular role.