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Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (Clinically Enhanced) - PCert

University of Kent
8 months
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Medway
English
University of Kent

About this program

Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (Clinically Enhanced) - PCert

This is a clinically enhanced version of our successful standard non-medical prescribing programme. It is approved by the GPhC and provides a distance learning option for qualification as a clinically enhanced pharmacist independent prescriber. This version of the programme is specifically for pharmacists working in hospital, mental health and community trusts, and for CCG and GP surgery pharmacists.

Admission requirements

  • Registration with the appropriate professional/regulatory body (NMC, GPhC, PSNI or HCPC)
  • Appropriate experience in the area of practice in which they will be prescribing
  • The ability to study at academic level 6 or level 7
  • Nurses and Midwives: At least one year'spost-registration clinical experience in the UK. This includes all nurse (level 1), midwife or SCPHN registrants (including NHS, self-employed or non-NHS employed registrants) at the point of application
  • Pharmacists: At least two years' post-registration clinical experience in the UK at the point of applying
  • Allied Health Professionals (excluding Paramedics) At least three years' post-registration clinical experience in the UK at the point of applying
  • Advanced Paramedic Practitioners: College of Paramedics recommend that paramedics are registered and qualified for at least five years with at least three years' relevant post-qualification experience in the clinical area in which they will be prescribing
  • Appropriate numeracy skills, clinical/health assessment, diagnostics/care management and planning and evaluation of care in their intended area of prescribing practice.
  • Support from the sponsoring organisation confirming service need, indicating the necessary governance structures are in place (including clinical support, access to protected learning time and employer support where appropriate) to enable the students to undertake and be adequately supported throughout the programme. Access to appropriate supervised practice, and a prescribing budget to meet the costs of prescriptions on completion of training
  • A named practice supervisor (nurses and midwives); designated medical practitioner (pharmacists); practice educator (AHPs), who will facilitate, supervise and support the student during their clinical placement

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevantexperience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The programme consists of two compulsory modules at level 7

  • Independent Prescribing in Practice
  • Clinical Health Assessment and Diagnosis

Scholarships & funding

The University of Kent has a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world and is pleased to offer a wide range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships, including dedicated Scholarships for our International students. Further details on our Scholarships available and how to apply is on our Scholarships webpages.

Tuition

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.

Qualification

This programme aims to:

  • prepare pharmacists to practice asprescribers
  • meet the standards set by the respective professional or regulatory body as required within the legislative framework.

Career paths

There is a high and rising demand for a range of healthcare professionals to qualify as non-medical prescribers. There are primary and secondary care career opportunities for pharmacists the clinically enhanced prescribing qualification.

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