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Independent prescribers - a practical guide

Independent pharmacists discussing prescription with patient

If you're an aspiring independent prescriber, this guidance provides practical guidance on overcoming challenges such as finding a Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP) and understanding the role of independent prescribers to a greater extent. 

If you're training to be an independent prescriber use this guidance as a support tool, supporting with resources to develop and build on your competencies and knowledge as a prescriber.

With an increasing role of independent prescribers in the healthcare model and NHS workforce, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has collaborated with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to produce support guidance for Pharmacist, Nurse and Midwife independent prescribers.

Sections on this page

  • About prescribing
  • How to become an IP
  • During your course
  • Support available to prescribers
  • Case studies
  • Find a Mentor
  • Further guidance and support
  • Acknowledgments

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