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Free Independent Prescribing Course for Pharmacists

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Free Independent Prescribing Course for Pharmacists

Let’s talk leveling up as a Pharmacist….have you ever considered becoming an Independent Prescriber (I.P)?

This would mean you could prescribe medication to patients without having a doctor as the middleman! NO MORE staring at prescriptions trying to figure out what Dr. Jones has written down for a customer. The scribble that actually means- paracetamol.

By March 2022 an amount of funded independent prescribers courses will be available for qualified pharmacists. At present a total of 327 courses have been announced to be complete during the first half of 2022.


To qualify you’d need to fall into the below categories:

  • Being based in England

  • Working in community pharmacy

  • Working in primary care but not employed in a primary care network Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme role

  • Working in health and justice settings

You would need to act promptly as the HEE have specified that this is a ‘first come first served basis, based on a complete application’….so don’t hang about!

It’s time to level up and take the next steps!!

For further information from the source click the following link for the Chemist and Druggist:More than 300 funded independent prescribing places announced in England | Chemist+Druggist :: C+D (chemistanddruggist.co.uk)