Taught course

Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP)

Institution
King's College London · Department of Pharmacy and Forensic Science
Qualifications
PGCert

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. As well as meeting GPhC requirements this course provides training in health assessment, diagnostic and clinical examination skills, comparable to those of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. On completion of this course pharmacists will be able to assist in wider clinical duties that are transferable to urgent and acute settings across secondary, primary and community care.

Key Benefits

  • We are ranked 9th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)
  • 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

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pse-pgadmissions@kcl.ac.uk