If you want to practise as an independent prescriber, you must successfully complete a GPhC accredited independent prescriber programme.

Once we have received direct confirmation from your course provider that you have been awarded a GPhC accredited independent prescriber qualification we will make the application to annotate your prescriber status to the register available in your myGPhC account.

To apply for your annotation to the register please log in to your myGPhC account and select the ‘Applications’ option from the top of the screen, once it is available. 

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If the application is not available to you and it has been more than one month since you were awarded your qualification, please check with your university that they have provided us with their pass list.

If your university has not sent the pass list, you will need to wait until they have confirmed that they have sent it, and then check your myGPhC account for the application. 

If they have sent the pass list, please email us at with:

  • your registration number
  • the date you were awarded your prescriber qualification
  • the university which awarded the qualification

and we will investigate.

If it has been more than six months since you were awarded the independent prescribing qualification you will need to provide details of another prescriber who will act as your mentor and who you can refer to in cases of doubt or for professional reassurance. You can find more information in the application form.

You must wait for the annotation to be added to your register entry before practising in this role.