This programme is designed to prepare nurses (Level 1) and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as well as physiotherapists /podiatrists/paramedics or therapeutic radiographers registered with the Health Care professions Council (HCPC) to register as Independent/Supplementary Prescriber on completion of the programme.
In addition, dieticians and diagnostic radiographers registered with the HCPC can register as a Supplementary Prescriber on completion of the programme. The Prescribing Competency Framework.
On successful completion the student will be awarded 45 credits at level 6 in addition to the professional qualification. Alternatively, this programme can be studied as a postgraduate (level 7).
Pharmacists wishing to undertake the prescribing programme should visit the practice certificate in Prescribing for Pharmacists page.
One of the major changes promoted within the NHS 5 Year Forward plan is the changing roles of nurses/midwives and allied health professionals who with appropriate training can undertake some of the roles previously under taken by doctors. The Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300) programme addresses this by preparing nurses/midwives and allied health professionals to prescribe.
The programme has been validated by the NMC and HCPC and prepares students to prescribe from the BNF within their competency and professional bodies’ authorisation.
The curriculum has been designed with expert advice from a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and academics to address the academic and clinical demands of the role of a prescriber.
The programme is designed to have a 50:50 split between theory and practice. You will be taught general principles in class, but will need to relate these to your own practice area with the support of your practice supervisor and practice assessor. You must complete 12 days (84 hours) in a supernumerary capacity observing a variety of prescribing decisions. The student will be allocated time for these practice days but is responsible for organising suitable experiences to enhance their knowledge.
How to apply
Initially contact your education and prescribing lead, as they will need to be involved in approving your application and interviewing with the university.
Complete the online application form. Once it has been processed you will be asked to complete a number of appendices.
Application forms and guidance notes
Application form appendices
You will need to apply through the Professional Clinical Practice Programme Postgraduate (UG) level The modules are:
PRES 3005 - Applied Prescribing
PRES 3006 - Pharmacology for Prescribers
For the September cohort you must apply for PRES 3005- 1 and PRES 3006 -1
For the January cohort you must apply for PRES 3005 – 2 and PRES 3006 - 2
For further information contact
T: 0116 201 3892