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Independent and Supplementary Non Medical Prescribing CPPD

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Course overview

The intention of this module is to enable appropriately qualified experienced nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals (chiropodists/podiatrists and physiotherapists) to enhance their scope of professional practice by facilitating their development into competent/proficient prescribers. This is keeping with the standards as set out by the NMC (2006), HCPC (2005) & the Department of Health (2006).

Collaborative interprofessional approaches will enrich your learning opportunities and encourage you to acquire, critically explore, share, apply and synthesize specialist knowledge and technical expertise fundamental in accountable, proficient prescribing of medicinal products.

Module dates

Dates: TBC

This module is not running again in the current academic year and will be running in term 1 of 2019. You may find new dates on the website in July of 2019. Please register your interest to be contacted when the application link is live.



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body (NMC/HCPC)
  • A relevant first degree (minimum 2.2 & above) or higher level 7/MSc qualifications
  • Support from employer that you will be given 26 days to attend this module and 12 days (12 x 7.5 hours) for supervised practice under the supervision of a designated medical practitioner/supervisor/assessor.
  • Eligible Medical Practitioner who is willing to supervise you.
  • Relevant work experience – minimum 3 years. You must provide evidence you have experience in the field in which you intend to prescribe.
  • Evidence of an ability to undertake physical assessment.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Module leaders

  • Lynda Filer

    Lynda is a Lecturer in Applied Biological, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, specialising in pharmacology and medicines management. She has worked at St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and then City University London since 1994.

    Lynda qualified as a Nurse and her clinical interests were in Intensive and Coronary Care ...

  • Dr Stanley Mutsatsa

    Stan has worked in various fields of mental health nursing for many years. He obtained his first degree in Chemical Engineering and his second degree is in Clinical Mental Health which he obtained at Kings College , Institute of Psychiatry London. Driven by his passion for psychotherapeutics, Stan completed a PhD ...