Non-Medical Prescribing (V300)

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), Cambridge

18 weeks, 6 months

Module code: MOD001964, MOD001992

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 30 credits

Please make sure you are applying for the correct level of study

Before you apply, carefully read the module information and entry requirements, as it will not be possible to change assessment level at a later date.

Overview

Non-Medical Prescribing prepares you to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF), within your area of competence, and to assist you in extending your practice. You’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively, as both an independent and supplementary prescriber.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course will benefit you as:

  • a first-level nurse, midwife and/or specialist community public health nurse, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • a pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • a chiropodist, podiatrist, physiotherapist, paramedic, dietician or diagnostic/therapeutic radiographer registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Please read the specific entry requirements in the section below very carefully.

Dates

September 2019

Chelmsford - FULL and closed for applications

17, 24 September 2019
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October 2019
5, 12, 19, 26 November 2019
7, 14 January 2020
Exam: 16 December 2019
Assessment: 13 March 2020

Peterborough - FULL and closed for applications

17, 24 September 2019
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October 2019
5, 12, 19, 26 November 2019
7, 14 January 2020
Exam: 16 December 2019
Assessment: 13 March 2020

Cambridge - FULL and closed for applications

19, 26 September 2019
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October 2019
7, 14, 21, 28 November 2019
9, 16 January 2020
Exam: 16 December 2019
Assessment: 13 March 2020

January 2020

Chelmsford - FULL and closed for applications

21, 28 January 2020
4, 11, 18, 25 February 2020
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March 2020
28 April 2020
5 May 2020
Exam: 27 April 2020
Assessment: 3 July 2020

Peterborough - FULL and closed for applications

21, 28 January 2020
4, 11, 18, 25 February 2020
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March 2020
28 April 2020
5 May 2020
Exam: 27 April 2020
Assessment: 3 July 2020

Cambridge - FULL and closed for applications

23, 30 January 2020
6, 13, 20, 27 February 2020
5, 12, 19, 26 March 2020
2, 30 April 2020
7 May 2020
Exam: 27 April 2020
Assessment: 3 July 2020

May 2020

Chelmsford - FULL and closed for applications

12, 19, 26 May 2020
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 2020
7, 14, 21 July 2020
30 August 2020
6 September 2020
Exam: 7 August 2020
Assessment: 6 November 2020

Cambridge

14, 21, 28 May 2020
4, 11, 18, 25 June 2020
2, 9, 16, 23 July 2020
2, 9 September 2020
Exam: 7 August 2020
Assessment: 6 November 2020

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Chelmsford
Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Peterborough (Guild House)
Guild House

Guild House is our small, friendly campus in the historic city of Peterborough.

Explore our Guild House campus

Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)

£2,312

30 credits (Level 7)

£1,417

Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Michael Cumberbatch
01223 695333
michael.cumberbatch@anglia.ac.uk

CPD Admissions
01245 687141
cpd@anglia.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Please note:
Paramedic and Pharmacist applicants have to take this module at level 7.

For entry to this course, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Registered for 12 months with the NMC (nurses/midwives)
  • Registered with the HCPC (Allied Health professionals - with appropriate experience)
  • Registered for 24 months with the GPhC (pharmacists)
  • An identified clinical need for prescribing by your employer
  • Knowledge and experience in the area in which you intend to prescribe
  • A current Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check has been undertaken
Applicants must provide evidence of competence to independently consult, assess and diagnose patients. This can be in the form of:
  • A previous credited module
  • Appropriate clinical experience (this must be verified and approved by your employer).
Self-employed applicants

You'll need to demonstrate appropriate clinical governance in the area in which you practice (registration with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) or the GPhC).

All applicants must complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) as part of the admission process, to demonstrate that they meet all of the above criteria

Practice Assessment
In partnership with your employer, you must identify a suitable Practice Assessor (https://www.nmc.org.uk/standards/standards-for-post-registration/standards-for-prescribers) who is a registered healthcare professional with a prescribing qualification and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in this role; e.g. a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other qualified, independent prescriber. Pharmacists (https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/sites/default/files/document/standards-for-the-education-and-training-of-pharmacist-independent-prescribers-january-19.pdf) and Allied Healthcare Professionals (https://www.hcpc-uk.org/standards/standards-relevant-to-education-and-training/standards-for-prescribing/) may be familiar with this role being referred to as Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) or Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP).

 

Nursing and Midwifery applicants should, in conjunction with their Practice Assessor, identify suitable Practice Supervisors to support their practice learning. These should also be experienced independent prescribers with at least 1 year of experience in this role. For Pharmacists and Allied Health Care professionals the DMP/DPP can undertake the role of both Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor. However, applicants are encouraged to seek Practice Supervisors for a more diverse learning experience. In exceptional circumstances (for example, where there is limited access to non-medical prescribers) nurses/midwives can request from the module lead that the same person acts as both Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor.

For additional information, please contact Dr Mike Cumberbatch using the contact details above.

 
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