Non-medical prescribing skills provide the ability to address and /or enhance patient's medicines management as part of a holistic care package.
This course teaches Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered, and eligible health professionals, independent/supplementary prescribing competencies as required by the Department of Health (DoH), HCPC and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Health professionals not currently eligible for independent/supplementary prescribing rights, but who are working under patient group directives and wish to extend their academic knowledge of prescribing will also be considered for this programme.
Completion of the two modules; Pharmacotherapeutics in Prescribing and Prescribing in Practice (in combination, the PGCert in Medicines Management) meets the requisite training for Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Therapeutic Radiographers and Paramedics as Independent/Supplementary Prescribers, and Diagnostic Radiographers and Dietitians as Supplementary Prescribers.
Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as an Independent and/or Supplementary Prescriber.