Please note this module may have multiple start dates and may run in more than one location. Visit our CPD page to view our module calendar which indicates all start dates, course locations, application deadlines and more information about how the modules are assessed.
This Health and Care Professions Council accredited module is for registered professionals who wish to prescribe as both an independent prescriber and a supplementary prescriber working in partnership with an Independent Prescriber and the patient. It is relevant to all healthcare settings where podiatrists/physiotherapists/radiographers/paramedics act as independent and supplementary prescribers.
The module is designed to ensure that you become a competent and confident prescriber by developing your knowledge on pharmacology, prescribing competencies, relevant legal frameworks and through the improvement and updating of relevant skills such as consultation and assessment.
Through successfully completing this module you will be able to enhance patient care by providing quicker and more efficient access to healthcare and make the very best use of your own skills.
At the end of the module you will be able to:
1. Undertake assessment and consultation with patients and carers, encompassing a thorough history (including medication, over the counter treatments and complementary therapies) to inform diagnosis.
2. Prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively, demonstrating an awareness of the influences on prescribing practice, and the roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medication.
3. Introduce measures to monitor the effects of prescribed medication demonstrating knowledge of drug actions
4. Work effectively within the legislative framework relevant to the practice of non-medical prescribing.
5. Access and utilise local and national sources of information, advice and support in prescribing practice.
6. Work with patients and carers to enhance their coping strategies.
7. Practise within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility in relation to non-medical prescribing.
8. Promote partnership and patient involvement in their own care through effective communication.
9. Develop a clinical management plan within legislative requirements.
Accreditation and professional recognition
On successful completion of the course students will be entitled to register with the HCPC as an independent non-medical prescriber. Please note the HCPC request a one-off fee for this.