(Approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Subject to approval by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Our Non-Medical Prescribing programme is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for Registered Nurses and Midwives and the Health Care Professions Council for Allied Health Professionals (dieticians, paramedics, physiotherapists, chiropodists/podiatrists and radiographers). and is subject to approval by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
The programme prepares nurses, midwives, pharmacists, paramedics, podiatrists and physiotherapists to prescribe as independent and/or supplementary prescribers, and dieticians and radiographers as supplementary prescribers through achievement of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society standards.
Places on this programme are limited to those registrants who fulfil all the entry criteria defined by the Department of Health Sciences and the Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs).
Please note that attendance on this programme does not infer the right to prescribe. You may only prescribe once your prescribing qualification has been annotated on the relevant professional body register. When this has occurred, you may only prescribe from the formulary you are qualified to prescribe from and within your competence and scope of practice.
Access to the programme is by formal application, where we will be looking at whether you fulfil the requirements to access the programme set out here and the relevant Professional Regulatory Statutory Body.
Level 6 - Degree
If you successfully complete this programme at Level 6, you will be awarded 30 credit points by the University of York. For cost information, please visit www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/ssprd/funding/.
Level 7 - Masters
If you successfully complete this programme you will be awarded 30 credits at level 7 by the University of York. For cost information, please visit www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/ssprd/funding/.
To apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack.
The programme is open to:
All applicants must:
Self-employed and non NHS applicants
Self-employed and non NHS applicants must be able to demonstrate appropriate governance arrangements to support the compulsory practice element. Therefore, when an application form is received by a self-employed applicant the programme team will look to ensure that the placement area is appropriate for student learning. This will be achieved in one of two ways.
Decisions will remain with the programme team and at all times the interests and safety of the public will be considered and are priority. An explanation will be given to you to explain the outcome and advice given.
Areas to be explored by the programme team in conjunction with the applicant are:
Before you start your application, you should ask yourself the following questions
If you answered no to any of the questions you may not be ready to apply and the programme team will be happy to answer any questions and offer support.
Allied Health Professionals
Handbook for Designated Prescribing Practitioners, Practice Educators Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for
Non-Medical Prescribers (Allied Health Professionals only) V300
Registered Nurses and Midwives
Handbook for Designated Prescribing Practitioners, Practice Assessors and Practice Supervisors Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Non-Medical Prescribers (Registered Nurses & Midwives only) V300