Taught course

Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP)

King's College London · Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

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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

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

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 13th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)
  • 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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