Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) PG Cert

Course Introduction

Our Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) post-graduate course is part-time, flexible and competency-based. This is a GPhC accredited course for qualified pharmacists wanting to prescribe autonomously for conditions within their clinical competence.

Key Benefits:

* We are ranked 14th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)

* Experienced clinicians including independent pharmacist and nurse prescribers and experienced academic staff lead our teaching.

* The course combines multi-professional university-based study days with, flexible e-learning with work-based education.

* This course is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

* Course content and assessments will reflect the most up-to-date practice which will support you as a newly qualified pharmacist prescriber in your workplace.

* We are part of King?s Heath Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between us, Guy's, St Thomas' and King's College Hospitals and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

Description:

This course aims to deliver competent pharmacist prescribers who can provide an independent and supplementary prescribing service which is safe and effective and takes into account the needs of patients, the professions and the relevant health organisations.

We will:

* Meet the requirements of the GPhC indicative syllabus for pharmacist independent prescribing

* Support experienced practitioners to review and reflect on their current practice, to enable them to determine what skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to develop in order to become independent prescribers

* Enable practitioners to evolve an expertise in the art and science of prescribing

* This integrated multi-professional course will enable healthcare professionals to take on the role of an independent and/or supplementary prescriber. Pharmacists and nurses are taught together to facilitate multidisciplinary working. The GPhC and the NMC publish an indicative syllabus and learning outcomes which informs the curriculum.

Career prospects:

We will equip you to be a pharmacist independent prescriber and deliver services for patients in line with the demands of the changing NHS.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,300 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,300 European Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,300 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: We require you to have an MPharm or equivalent. You must currently be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland. You must also be a practising pharmacist with at least two years post-registration experience in a patient-facing role in hospital, community or primary care. You must have the agreement of a Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP) to act as your mentor during twelve days in practice (see Designated Prescribing Practitioner Requirements section below). They should have: At least 3 years? prescribing experience in the relevant field of clinical practice. Appropriate and up-to-date patient-facing clinical and diagnostic skills. Experience and/or training in supporting and supervising other healthcare professionals. Experience of assessing patient-facing clinical and diagnostic skills. The support of their employing organisation to effectively carry out the role of DPP.
  • International entry requirements: We require you to have an MPharm or equivalent. You must currently be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland. You must also be a practising pharmacist with at least two years post-registration experience in a patient-facing role in hospital, community or primary care. You must have the agreement of a Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP) to act as your mentor during twelve days in practice (see Designated Prescribing Practitioner Requirements section below). They should have: At least 3 years? prescribing experience in the relevant field of clinical practice. Appropriate and up-to-date patient-facing clinical and diagnostic skills. Experience and/or training in supporting and supervising other healthcare professionals. Experience of assessing patient-facing clinical and diagnostic skills. The support of their employing organisation to effectively carry out the role of DPP.