Non Medical Prescribing

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing V300

Level 7, 20 credits

Course aim

This course is designed to enable multi-professional clinicians to practice safely and effectively as independent and/or supplementary non-medical prescribers within the appropriate legal framework and standards set by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Course length

This part-time programme is delivered over 16 weeks and includes 26 days of theory and 12 days of clinical practice. 

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £40.00 per credit through the CPD apply route or £32.00 per credit through the self-funded route.

Attendance

The number of intakes per year is determined by the number of places commissioned. Intakes are either September - January or January – May. 

Course content

During this course, you will explore issues most relevant to prescribing, including: 

  • consultation, history taking and decision-making
  • influences on and psychology of prescribing     
  • prescribing in a team context and sharing information 
  • evidence-based practice and clinical governance in relation to non medical prescribing 
  • legal, policy and ethical aspects 
  • professional accountability and responsibility 
  • prescribing in the public health context

Assessment

You will be assessed via:

  • a reflective portfolio
  • a written examination: multichoice and short answer questions
  • achievement of practice-based competencies
  • objective structured clinical examination numeracy test
Entry requirements

Health care trusts will have the responsibility for selecting applicants for interview by the University. You must be a practitioner with opportunities to practice as an independent and/or supplementary prescriber following the successful completion of the programme.

You must also have:

  • valid registration on the appropriate professional register maintained by the professional bodies
  • appropriate experience in the area in which you will be prescribing
  • at least three years clinical experience (see nomination form)
  • the ability to study at Level 6
  • appropriate numeracy skills to undertake drug calculations
  • the ability to undertake clinical assessment and diagnose within their area of practice
  • a designated medical practitioner who meets the appropriate criteria and is willing to provide 12 days prescribing practice supervision. This will include supervision, opportunities, support and shadowing to develop competence in prescribing
  • the support and agreement from the prescribing lead and the employing organisation to allow your attendance and completion of all elements of the prescribing course

The programme centres on a tripartite commitment between you, LJMU and your employer. Your employer will be required to:

  • commit to ensuring protected practice time
  • the identification of a prescribing supervisor
CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development course is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

Study dates

This module runs twice a year (September and January start)

How to apply

If your CPD course is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system. You can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice on this process

If you are funding the course yourself, please apply using the postgraduate online application form

Further information

Further details are available in our CPD courses for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing V300

Level 7, 20 credits

Course aim

This course is designed to enable multi-professional clinicians to practice safely and effectively as independent and/or supplementary non-medical prescribers within the appropriate legal framework and standards set by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Course length

This part-time programme is delivered over 16 weeks and includes 26 days of theory and 12 days of clinical practice. 

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £40.00 per credit through the CPD apply route or £32.00 per credit through the self-funded route.

Attendance

The number of intakes per year is determined by the number of places commissioned. Intakes are either September - January or January – May. 

Course content

During this course, you will explore issues most relevant to prescribing, including: 

  • consultation, history taking and decision-making
  • influences on and psychology of prescribing     
  • prescribing in a team context and sharing information 
  • evidence-based practice and clinical governance in relation to non medical prescribing 
  • legal, policy and ethical aspects 
  • professional accountability and responsibility 
  • prescribing in the public health context

Assessment

You will be assessed via:

  • a reflective portfolio
  • a written examination: multichoice and short answer questions
  • achievement of practice-based competencies
  • objective structured clinical examination numeracy test
Entry requirements

Health care trusts will have the responsibility for selecting applicants for interview by the University. You must be a practitioner with opportunities to practice as an independent and/or supplementary prescriber following the successful completion of the programme.

You must also have:

  • valid registration on the appropriate professional register maintained by the professional bodies
  • appropriate experience in the area in which you will be prescribing
  • at least three years clinical experience (see nomination form)
  • the ability to study at Level 6
  • appropriate numeracy skills to undertake drug calculations
  • the ability to undertake clinical assessment and diagnose within their area of practice
  • a designated medical practitioner who meets the appropriate criteria and is willing to provide 12 days prescribing practice supervision. This will include supervision, opportunities, support and shadowing to develop competence in prescribing
  • the support and agreement from the prescribing lead and the employing organisation to allow your attendance and completion of all elements of the prescribing course

The programme centres on a tripartite commitment between you, LJMU and your employer. Your employer will be required to:

  • commit to ensuring protected practice time
  • the identification of a prescribing supervisor
CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development course is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

Study dates

This module runs twice a year (September and January start)

How to apply

If your CPD course is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system. You can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice on this process

If you are funding the course yourself, please apply using the postgraduate online application form

Further information

Further details are available in our CPD courses for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk