Prescribing for Pharmacists Other PG Award

This blended learning module will:

Prepare pharmacists to prescribe as independent and supplementary prescribers

Enable successful students to record their prescribing qualification with the General Pharmaceutical Council

Enable pharmacists to study alongside other healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge and clinical skills

Enable pharmacists to gain critical awareness of contemporary issues in order to become safe, competent and effective prescribers, within current legal and professional guidelines

It consists of:

8 taught days

E-learning modules equivalent to 8 taught days

10 days individualised guided study

12 x 7.5 hour days (90 hours) supervised clinical practice

Learning opportunities are facilitated by a wide range of experienced healthcare professionals including pharmacists, nurses, doctors, physiotherapists and radiographers. Our course has been commended by past students for the excellent tutor support.

Other PG Award Award
Part-time Study Mode
5 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Applicants for this module should hold professional registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

In addition pharmacists should have a minimum of two years' general experience and 1 year's experience in the field they wish to prescribe in.

All applicants should demonstrate clinical competency in the area of practice in which they intend to prescribe and have support from their employing organisation.

Applicants must also have support from a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP), who will provide supervised practice opportunities. The DMP will be a GP, consultant or registrar.

Applicants are required to provide a current DBS (formerly CRB) check, to demonstrate involvement in continuing professional development and the ability to study at an appropriate level.

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