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Certificate in Independent Prescribing

Keele University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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About the course

In 2006 legislation was passed that permitted appropriately qualified pharmacists to assume the role of Independent Prescriber. This was an extension of prescribing rights from the initial supplementary prescribing role that many pharmacists had been fulfilling since 2004.

Pharmacists who wish to take on the prescribing role must complete an education programme that fulfils the requirements stipulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).


Our preparatory course for pharmacist independent prescribers provides 60 Masters level academic credits. On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to register with the GPhC to carry out an Independent Prescribing and/or Supplementary Prescribing role; and will also be awarded the Certificate in Prescribing Studies

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Entry Requirements

Only pharmacists with 2 years post-registration experience in a UK pharmacy setting are eligible to apply for a place on this course.

Current registration with GPhC &/or PSNI as a practising pharmacist and be of good standing with their Regulatory Body.

Have at least two years appropriate patient orientated experience practising in a hospital, community or primary care setting following their pre-registration year.

Identify an area of clinical practice and need in which to develop their prescribing skills.

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