Consultation on changes to requirements for training as a pharmacist independent prescriber

We are consulting on changes which will enable more pharmacists to begin their independent prescriber training

We need your views on our proposals to:

  • remove the requirements for registered pharmacists to have two years of clinical practice, before they can enrol on an accredited independent prescribing course.
  • remove the requirement to have relevant experience in a specific clinical or therapeutic area, before they can enrol on an accredited independent prescribing course. 
  • retain the requirement that course participants must identify an area of clinical or therapeutic practice to focus on during the course.

Have your say

The consultation is open until 23 November 2021 and the survey takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. We welcome feedback from individuals and organisations. 

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