Independent/Supplementary Prescribing For Allied Health Professionals (Ug) Individual Modules

Location Stafford Campus
Duration 6 Months
Course start September
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This module is for any eligible Allied Health Professional  whose name is held on the Health and Care Professions Council Register, who has proven through their application to their local prescribing Lead, that they will be able to improve patient care in their area of work by becoming an Independent/Supplementary Prescriber. 

September and January intakes available.

These forms should be uploaded with your application through My Portal Prescribing application form  and Prescribing audit form   

Course outline

This module was developed in response to the Department of Health (2013, 2018) expansion of prescribing rights for some Allied Health Professionals and has been validated to take into account the standards set by the HCPC. In light of this the module's indicative content, learning outcomes and methods of assessment adhere to these standards.

This module will provide you with a broad knowledge base and skills surrounding non-medical prescribing. This will include professional, legal, ethical and clinical issues in line with both current evidence based practice and national guidelines.

Course content

This module is delivered in 26 days over a twelve week period. In addition an equivalent of 14 days (90 hours) clinical prescribing preparation time is also required. On successful completion of this module students will gain 30 level 6 credits and have the opportunity to register their qualification with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Independent and Supplementary Prescriber.

100% attendance is compulsory for this course therefore if you are unable to attend on any of the dates listed please consider an alternative cohort.

Entry requirements

This module is for any Registered Allied Health Professional eligible to undertake prescribing who has proved, through their application that they will be able to improve patient care in their area of work by becoming an Independent/Supplementary Prescriber.

Applicants should have:

  • The ability to study at level 6

  • Three years' post registration clinical experience. One year preceding application the student must have been working in the clinical area and field they wish to prescribe (for part-timers 3 years equivalent).

  • Diagnostic and physical assessment skills (either through completion of health assessment module or have evidence to demonstrate competence).

  • Support from a recognised employing organisation in writing with access to a designated recognised/appropriate prescriber (medical practitioner) who will provide the student with facilitation, support, opportunities to develop and assess prescribing competence in practice.

Prescribing application form  and Prescribing audit form    - These forms should be uploaded with your application through My Portal.

Before submitting the application please ensure you have completed the application correctly, using the prescribing applicant check list

Contact

Enquiries Team
Cadman Information Point
College Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2DE
United Kingdom
t: +44(0)1782 294400
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