It is important you receive an non-medical prescribing (NMP) information pack / details of dates and NMC requirements BEFORE you submit an online application. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request an information pack for NMP (V300 or V150).
You are not guaranteed a place on the course until completion of the information pack.
The Non-Medical Prescribing programme is for registered nurses and allied health professionals. You will undertake two modules at level 6: The study of “Clinical pharmacology for health care professionals (6NH033)” and “Non-medical prescribing practice (6NH026)”.
Independent prescribing is approved for nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists and chiropodists. Supplementary prescribing is also approved for some HCPC allied health professionals namely physiotherapists, podiatrists and chiropodists, radiologists and optometrists.
You will be required to meet the specific professional entry requirements laid down by the NMC/ HCPC. Health service industry nomination and support by a designated medical practitioner/mentor is expected in line with professional standards which will underpin the award for you to gain skills and knowledge for independent/supplementary prescribing from the British National Formulary.
What happens on the course?
There are a number of ways of studying the Non-Medical Prescribing courses. However the number of days for the programme is set by the professional standards.
The Non-Medical Prescribing (V300 – Independent/ Supplementary) course comprises the following two modules:
Module 1 - Clinical pharmacology for health care professionals (6NH033)
Module 2 - Non-medical prescribing practice (6NH026)
The Community Practitioner Prescribing (NMC V150) is a different award and comprises of one modulewhich, when successfully completed, enables the practitioner to meet the required professional standards for Non-Medical Prescribing from the Community Practitioner’s Formulary.
This award supports health careers towards specialist and advancing practitioner roles.
What skills will you gain?
To develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes to be able to prescribe and assess and consult with patient/clients, clients, parents and carers.
Undertake a thorough history, including medication history and current medication (including over-the-counter, alternative and complementary health therapies) to inform diagnosis and prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively.
Understand and apply the relevant legislation to the practice of nurse/midwife prescribing and the influences that can affect prescribing, demonstrating your understanding by managing your prescribing practice in an ethical way.
Critically appraise, use sources of information/advice and decision support systems in prescribing practice and develop a clinical management plan within legislative requirements (supplementary prescribing).
Understand and apply knowledge of drug actions in prescribing practice and demonstrate an understanding of the roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medicines.
Practise within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility.
What our students say
Students find the award is enjoyable and satisfying but identify the hard work to meet the professional requirements which are required for patients
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Clinical Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals (V300)
Wolverhampton City Campus
Non Medical Prescribing Practice (V300)
Wolverhampton City Campus
For the V300 at least 3 years post registration clinical experience will be required with at least 1 year preceding application, spent working in the clinical area in which you intend to prescribe.
A health assessment module will be undertaken or confirmation from your employer confirming that you are competent to undertake health assessment
You will require a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) who is willing to mentor and assess you including supervision of the 12 days (90 hours) required in prescribing practice. The Designated Medical Practitioner needs to meet the eligibility criteria, which includes a minimum of 3 years experience.
Be registered with an appropriate professional regulatory body.
Evidence of study at undergraduate degree level
Support of your employer (manager) and Prescribing Lead for your organisation to confirm that your service is one that will be enhanced if you are able to prescribe.
Signed declaration of good health and confirmation of a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check within the nomination form.
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.