Welcome to your prescribing pages
Prescribing is no longer an add-on to traditional roles; it is an essential skill for clinical pharmacists in all sectors. It provides more choice for patients, efficiencies for the health care system, and a sense of professional satisfaction for the prescriber. Pharmacist independent prescribers are now legally permitted to prescribe almost everything, which means that there are opportunities wherever patients need care, and we have a wealth of experience and evidence that shows that pharmacist prescribing has the potential to transform care.
However, prescribing is still an additional qualification so we have created this collection of resources to help clinical pharmacists at all stages of their prescribing career. Whether you’re looking for information about how to get into prescribing, returning to prescribing after a break, seeking to expand your scope of practice or simply aiming to maintain your competence and confidence, we have something for you. And, if you’re a pharmacy student, a pre-registration graduate or a foundation pharmacist, we can offer inspiration and show you how prescribing could fit into your future practice.
We know that pharmacist prescribing transcends sectors and disciplines, so we have included ideas and links to resources relevant to this array of needs. We also know that the governance aspects of prescribing sometimes get overlooked in favour of the clinical role, so we have also included quizzes for you to check whether you’re up to date, and guidance if you find that you aren’t.
Take a look. We’re sure there’s something here for everyone
There are no prescribing standards specifically for pharmacists in England, but this collection of resources help to bridge the gap.
Our Getting back into prescribing information might be all you need to put together an action plan to regain your competence and confidence to prescribe. However, if you prefer face-to-face learning and the opportunity to network with like-minded people, our Return to prescribing three-day workshop will offer a better fit. At present we are running these as three online workshops due to the COVID 19 pandemic bookable via https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/rtoprescribing-ew-01
You can download the full prescribing competency framework or an editable template.
The General Pharmaceutical Council sets standards for pharmacist independent prescriber training, accredits prescribing courses and is due to publish guidance for pharmacist prescribers.
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