Non-medical Prescribers: Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (v300)

40 Credits Level 6 and Level 7

Overview

Overview

Our Non-Medical Prescribing programme follows a national curriculum laid down by NHS England (originally the Department of Health), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

The programme is accredited by the GPhC, HCPC for Allied Health Professionals (dieticians, paramedics, physiotherapists, chiropodists/podiatrists and radiographers) and the NMC. 

The programme prepares nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, chiropodists/podiatrists and physiotherapists to prescribe as independent and/or supplementary prescribers, and dieticians and radiographers as supplementary prescribers. The programme comprises 26 taught days over a period of 6 months. There is a compulsory practice element of 12 days, which must be carried out under the supervision and support of a designated medical practitioner. 40% of the practice element must be with the designated medical practitioner.

Places on this programme will be strictly limited to those practitioners who fulfil all the entrance criteria defined by the Department of Health and the Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs). 

Access to the programme is by formal application.

Level 6

Level 6 - Degree

Follow the link for further details of:

Non-medical prescribers: Independent and Supplementary prescribing (nurses, midwives and allied health professionals) - level 6 - HEA00086H

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists - level 6 - HEA00085H

To apply

Please contact dohs-ssprd@york.ac.uk for an application pack.

Credits and Cost

If you successfully complete this programme at Level 6, you will be awarded 40 credit points by the University of York.

For cost information, please visit www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/ssprd/funding/.

Level 7

Level 7 - Masters

Follow the link for further details of:

Non-medical prescribers: Independent and Supplementary prescribing (nurses, midwives and allied health professionals) - level 7 - HEA00044M

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists - level 7 - HEA00045M

To apply

Please contact dohs-ssprd@york.ac.uk for an application pack.

Credits and Cost

If you successfully complete this programme at Level 7, you will be awarded 40 credit points by the University of York.

Entry

Entry requirements

The programme is open to:

  • Registered nurses and midwives with three years post-registration experience. Of these three years, the year immediately preceding application to the programme must have been in the clinical field in which you intend to prescribe.
  • Pharmacists with at least two years appropriate, patient-orientated experience in a hospital, community or primary care setting following their pre-registration year
  • Allied health professionals with at least three years relevant, post-qualification experience who can demonstrate that they are currently working at an advanced practitioner level (or equivalent).

All applicants must:

  • Have the ability to study at Level 6 or 7. Evidence of recent academic study is essential. Applicants who are unable to demonstrate recent study may be required to submit an academic written referenced essay to support their application.
  • Hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check (formerly CRB) which is under three years old at the time of enrolment.
  • Be employed within a position which requires, and will enable them to, prescribe upon completion of the programme.
  • Have the support of a designated medical practitioner for the duration of the programme.

Start Dates and Timetable

Start dates

These are the dates that the programme will run for the Autumn 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 terms. Please note these are subject to confirmation of funding which we expect to receive within the next few weeks.

Heslington Campus

2019-2020 Autumn term

  • 26 September 2019
  • 03 October 2019
  • 10 October 2019
  • 17 October 2019
  • 24 October 2019
  • 31 October 2019
  • 07 November 2019
  • 14 November 2019
  • 21 November 2019
  • 28 November 2019
  • 05 December 2019
  • 12 December 2019
  • 02 January 2020
  • 09 January 2020
  • 16 January 2020
  • 23 January 2020
  • 30 January 2020
  • 06 February 2020
  • 13 February 2020
  • 20 February 2020
  • 27 February 2020
  • 05 March 2020
  • 12 March 2020
  • 19 March 2020
  • 26 March 2020
  • 16 April 2020

2019 - 2020 Spring term

  • 07 January 2020
  • 08 January 2020
  • 14 January 2020
  • 21 January 2020
  • 28 January 2020
  • 04 February 2020
  • 11 February 2020
  • 18 February 2020
  • 25 February 2020
  • 03 March 2020
  • 10 March 2020
  • 17 March 2020
  • 24 March 2020
  • 31 March 2020
  • 07 April 2020
  • 14 April 2020
  • 21 April 2020
  • 28 April 2020
  • 05 May 2020
  • 12 May 2020
  • 19 May 2020
  • 26 May 2020
  • 02 June 2020
  • 09 June 2020
  • 16 June 2020
  • 30 June 2020

2019-2020 Summer term

  • 01 April 2020
  • 02 April 2020
  • 08 April 2020
  • 15 April 2020
  • 29 April 2020
  • 06 May 2020
  • 13 May 2020
  • 20 May 2020
  • 27 May 2020
  • 03 June 2020
  • 10 June 2020
  • 17 June 2020
  • 24 June 2020
  • 01 July 2020
  • 16 September 2020
  • 23 September 2020
  • 30 September 2020
  • 07 October 2020
  • 14 October 2020
  • 21 October 2020
  • 28 October 2020
  • 04 November 2020
  • 11 November 2020
  • 18 November 2020
  • 25 November 2020
  • 09 December 2020

 

For more information, contact the SSPRD Administrator in the Student and Academic Support Service on 01904 321321 or email dohs-ssprd@york.ac.uk.

Download a copy of the leaflet: Non-medical Prescribers (PDF , 154kb).  

Please contact the SSPRD Team in the Student Information Service on dohs-ssprd@york.ac.uk for an application pack.