Prescribing for Pharmacists


Attendance mode

Start date(s)
January, September

5 months

City Campus

Home and EU students can apply

Taught dates - January 2020 intake

  • 27 - 28 January
  • 24 February
  • 27 February
  • 16 - 17 March
  • 19 March -  optional mock OSCE
  • 20 - 21 April
  • 11 May - MCQ and clinical exam and submission
  • 14 May - OSCE

In addition to the 8 taught days (10:00–17:00) and exam days, and 8 days equivalent e-learning, you will be expected to undertake 10 days guided study, 12 days working with your medical mentor, and additional personal reading and portfolio development.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this module should hold professional registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council, and be in good standing with the regulator.

In addition pharmacists should have a minimum of two years' appropriate patient orientated experience post registration in a relevant UK practice setting.

Applicants should have an identified area of clinical practice in which to develop independent prescribing practice. They must also have relevant clinical experience in that area.

Applicants must also have support from a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP), who will provide supervised practice opportunities. The DMP will be a GP, consultant or registrar.

Applicants are required to provide a current DBS check.

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