Pharmacist Prescribing Programme
The Pharmacist Prescribing Programme is designed to help you achieve annotation as an Independent Prescriber. Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council, the programme is relevant if you are working in a hospital based role, running clinics or providing a specialist service within your PCT. Bath's retention and pass rates for this programme are exceptional. This has been achieved through the dedication of our learners, supported by relevant, up-to-date materials, outstanding support and excellent multidisciplinary workshops. We focus on the application of knowledge to your clinical setting.
- Study at your own pace with minimal time away from work
- Excellent support and learner networks with a user-friendly virtual learning environment
- Increased professional expertise and status with enhanced career prospects
- Complete programme to attain the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing
- Gain postgraduate credits that can be used towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc in Prescribing and Therapeutics or Advanced and Specialist Healthcare Practice
Available Qualifications & Duration
- CPD Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing (7 months)
- Postgraduate Certificate (15 months)
- Postgraduate Diploma (27 months)
- MSc up to 5 years
- Prescribing & Therapeutics
- Advanced and Specialist Healthcare Practice
The Pharmacist Prescribing Programme is a single unit programme of 18 credits running over eight months. It contains three discrete parts:
- Prescribing in Context
- Consultation Skills for Prescribing
- Prescribing Effectively
Further information about available units and the programme structure can be found in our postgraduate programme brochure.
Programme descriptions can be found in the University’s online programme catalogue.
Dates and deadlines: Pharmacist Prescribing Programme
Application Deadline: Fri 09 August 2013
Induction Workshop: tbc (end September 2013)
Please use the online application form (select CPD Independent Prescribing form the list). Application guidance notes and all necessary forms can be downloaded here. We recommend that you read the application guidelines notes before making your application.
Entry and English requirements
- Have current registration with the GPhC Pharmacy Regulator or PSNI as a practising pharmacist
- Have at least two years appropriate patient orientated experience practising in a hospital, community or primary care setting following your pre-registration year
- Have an identified area of prescribing need and a clinical practice in which to develop these skills
- Have identified and appropriate medical practitioner to be your educational mentor as a designated medical practitioner (DMP)
- Have up-to-date clinical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical knowledge relevant to your intended area of prescribing
- Demonstrate a reflective approach to your continuing professional development
- Demonstrate how you will develop personal multidisciplinary networks for support, reflection and learning
- Disclose any current or pending formal investigations into your clinical practice OR if you are aware of any pending issues that may affect your ability to practise (we suggest these should be declared in confidence to the Programme Lead)
If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 7 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components or at least 250 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 5.0 in the TWE or 100 (internet-based test) with not less than 24 in each of the components.
Fees and Funding
Fees for the current academic year can be viewed here.
NHS South West will provide a limited number of funded places for pharmacists in the South and West region for the September 2012 intake. Details can be obtained from your organisation's Non-Medical Prescribing Lead or Education Co-ordinator. Pharmacists based outside of the South West region normally secure funding through their SHA or employer.
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