For all modules the applications portal will close 4 weeks before the start date. All applications must be submitted and funding confirmed before the portal closes. Any applications that have not been processed and or do not have funding confirmed from the sponsor organisation before the portal closure will not be accepted by the IHSC administrator staff.
For all modules and courses the applications portal will close 4 weeks before the start date. All applications must be submitted and funding confirmed before the portal closes. Any applications that have not been processed and or do not have funding confirmed from the sponsor organisation before the portal closure will not be accepted by the IHSC administrator staff
Thank you for your interest in the non-medical prescribing module. Attendance dates are given for each cohort above - click on the link "Attendance Dates" (beside the cohort you are applying for) and please note full attendance is mandatory. In addition, students need to complete 90 clinical hours of practice, of which a minimum of 30 hours are to be spent working directly with the Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP).
This is short professional module validated by the Nursing Midwifery Council, General Pharmaceutical Council, and Health Care Professions Council. It prepares qualified nurses, midwives, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, therapeutic radiographers and advanced paramedics for independent prescribing, and diagnostic radiographers and dietitians for supplementary prescribing.
The module is delivered in one induction day plus 12 study days (with an additional two half-days for exams). Teaching days are 9am-4pm, requiring full attendance and all students are required to undertake an additional 10 blended learning days (not timetabled). The study days will be delivered partly on Teams and partly in-person.In addition, applicants may find it beneficial to complete a health assessment module prior to undertaking the non-medical prescribing programme, for example, advanced assessment skills for clinical practice.
Please note, the deadline for each cohort is 4 weeks before the first day. Applications go to the employer/sponsor on submission, and reach LSBU only after the employer has confirmed sponsorship within the application. Applications must arrive at LSBU at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the module.
We have some HEE-funded places for pharmacists who work in the managed sector. Please ask your employer to select HEE funding when they are confirming sponsorship.
Available as a standalone module: Yes
*Priority is given to Advanced Clinical Practice students, but we have a small number of places for stand-alone students in the February cohort.
Attendance (Please note, this is subject to change for future intakes)
Dates: For attendance information, please see the top of this page and click on ‘attendance dates’. Please note, if the module is full or closed for the intake(s) this academic year, dates may not appear.
Venue: LSBU Southwark Campus
Typical intake(s): Semester 1 and Semester 2
Registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council, General Pharmaceutical Council or Health Care Professions Council
At least 12 months post registration within the UK, prior to applying, as a nurse or midwife in the field in which you will be prescribing.
At least 2 years post registration within the UK, prior to applying, as a pharmacist. At least one year experience in the field in which you will be prescribing.
At least 3 years post registration within the UK, prior to applying, as an allied health professional. At least one year experience in the field in which you will be prescribing.
The ability to study at Level 7
An identified need for prescribing within your specified clinical practice
Support from your employing organisation
An identified prescribing clinician willing to act as clinical facilitator – Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP)
Your DPP must be a doctor or an independent prescriber who has been prescribing for a minimum of 3 years. They must be currently actively prescribing and must be able to supervise you over the 6 months.
Working clinically for a minimum of 25 hours a week in healthcare
If you are self-employed, you need to show in your application how you intend to prescribe. You need to have at least one year’s experience in the field in which you intend to prescribe (see above criteria). There needs to be an identified need for prescribing in your current practice. This needs to be verified by the manager / lead in the area in which you work.
Paramedics must have evidence of previous Level 7 study
Student support for studying at Masters level is to be discussed with the pathway advisor. Students who have not previously undertaken study at academic Level 7 (Masters level) are advised to consider the workshop: Preparation for Masters Level Study, which can be found on the CPPD prospectus.
This module is appropriate for experienced pharmacists, nurses, midwives, podiatrists, physiotherapists, radiographers (diagnostic and therapeutic), dieticians and paramedics. This professional qualification will contribute to furthering advanced practice.
Element 1 - Drug calculation exam
Element 2 - VIVA
Element 3 - Pharmacology exam
Element 4 - Practice portfolio
Element 5 - Case study
All elements of assessment must be passed to pass this module.
Assessment/submission date: The submission dates will be determined by the cohort you apply for.
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