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HEE launches new independent prescriber training for pharmacists

Health Education England has announced new funded Independent Prescriber courses for pharmacists, which will be available before March 2022.

There are places available for both Independent Prescribing (IP) and Clinically EnhancedIndependent Prescribing (CEPIP). Pharmacists who meet the eligibility criteria should apply to the course providers directly.

Provision will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For pharmacists who are not in a position to apply for this initial offer, HEE has said a further round of funded Independent Prescriber training that will be available from Autumn 2022.

Find out more about this offer and eligibility criteria.

Read our independent prescriber guide.

Our independent prescriber guide offers practical guidance and support on the prescriber role, such as how to become an independent prescriber, applying for an IP course, or expanding your scope of practice.

There's support with networking, mentoring and signposting to resources. You’ll also find practical guidance on issues such as finding a Designated Prescribing Practitioner, repeat prescribing, and prescribing safely and legally.

Read about our policywork on Pharmacist Independent Prescribers.

The role of the pharmacist independent prescriber has become increasingly important in the delivery of high-quality clinical care.

Find out more about our policy work here.

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