On successful completion of the module, practitioners are eligible to register as an independent and/or supplementary prescriber in accordance with current professional standards and regulations.
Please see special features section below for detailed entry requirements.
Students are required to fulfil all current professional requirements for course entry in accordance with the Nursing and midwifery council (NMC) 2018, and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC 2013) and will normally have completed the Assessment and Examination of the Newborn and Diagnostic Assessment and Decision Making modules, or equivalent prior to commencing programme
Nurses, Midwives will normally be qualified for three years, and working in the area in which they will be prescribing for at least one year, prior to commencing the module.
AHPs are required to be working in the area where they will prescribe for 3 years (HCPC)
Paramedics are required to be qualified for five years and have undertaken or are working towards an advanced practice qualification (as defined by Health Education England, usually an MSc) (College of Paramedics 2018, annex F).
Nurses and midwives must have a designated Supervisor and Assessor in practice (NMC Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment 2018).
The supervisor would normally be a medical prescriber, a pharmacist independent prescriber or an experienced Nurse Independent Prescriber working in a similar area of practice, who holds an MSc level qualification.
The assessor would normally be a medical doctor.
AHPs are required to have a designated Prescribing practitioner (DPP), normally a medical doctor in practice who facilitates 12 days (90) hrs learning in practice. This time can also be spent with experienced pharmacists and NMPs while retaining the DPP as the key assessor.
Supervisors and Assessors will be contacted by the university team and provided with information regarding the programme and their role prior to start. Supervisors will be invited to an introduction to programme and the supervisor role at the university.
All relevant course materials and programme handbook will be emailed to them prior to course commencement.
Support for their role can be offered, on an individual basis, if required.
University policy/ placement guidelines apply.