Taught course

Non-Medical Prescribing

London South Bank University · Allied Health Professions

Entry requirements

Current registration with appropriate regulatory body. Support from sponsoring organisation, eg. NHS organisation or independent sector, including confirmation that the entrant will have appropriate supervised practice in the clinical area which they are expected to prescribe, and that there is an identified service need for this extension of role. Applicants need to have a Designated Medical Practitioner and the ability to study at level H/M. At least three years post-registration experience as a physiotherapist, a podiatrist or a radiographer; For pharmacists, two years experience following pre-registration is required; For nurses, three years experience post-registration. A current CRB clearance is needed.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides skills and competence in supplementary prescribing in line with National Prescribing Centre, Professional and Statutory body guidelines. Practitioners should be registered with the Health Professions Council in one of the relevant Allied Health Professions (Podiatry /Physiotherapy/ Radiography), or Nurses and Midwifery Council or Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. They also need to be practising in an environment where there is an identified need for an individual to regularly use supplementary prescribing.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580. See: www.lsbu.ac.uk/international/englishRequirement

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
6 months

Course contact details

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