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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists PGCert / GradCert


University of Reading School of Pharmacy

About the course

CIPPET offers part-time postgraduate programmes to prepare pharmacists to practise as both independent and supplementary prescribers and to meet the standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

The programme comprises teaching and learning, which include taught days, self-directed study time, assessment and workplace-based learning (the 90 hours of learning in practice).

Details of our accreditation can be found at GPhC accreditation.

Pharmacists studying the programme will be assessed at level 7, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate (60 academic credits).

Applicants can choose between studying one day a week (Thursdays), or on our intensive weekend programme for those who want a more flexible study arrangement.

Conversion course

We offer an Independent Prescribing

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Entry Requirements

You must be a registered pharmacist with the GPhC or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

You must have at least two years appropriate patient-orientated experience in a UK hospital, community or primary care setting following your pre-registration year.

You must have identified an area of clinical practice in which to develop your prescribing skills and have up-to-date clinical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical knowledge relevant to your intended area of prescribing practice.

You must demonstrate how you reflect on your own performance and take responsibility for your own CPD.

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