Independent Prescribing (Short Course) / Application and selection
Year of entry: 2021
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How to apply
You must submit your Independent Prescribing additional application form (Word, 129KB) and the other documents detailed in it when you complete the online application form .
We also encourage you to make use of the nomination pack (Word, 777KB), which contains the information on this webpage, guidance on completing the Independent prescribing additional application form, FAQs and information about the roles and responsibilities of the Designated prescribing practitioner (DPP) or Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor.
The deadline for applications is 10am on 27 July 2021.
Your application will only be considered if you submit a complete application before the deadline, including details of an enhanced DBS disclosure issued within three years of the course start date, ie, no earlier than 5 October 2018. If you have registered with the update service, you must be able to produce the original disclosure as well.
Advice to applicants
To apply for a course, you must complete and submit:
- the University online application form ; AND
- the Independent Prescribing additional application form (Word, 129KB).
The additional application form must be completed in full by:
- your line manager
- your Designated Prescribing Practitioner or your Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor
- your Non-Medical Prescribing Lead (or equivalent prescribing governance lead).
Please see our guidance for completing the independent prescribing application form in Appendix C of the nomination pack (Word, 777KB).
This is particularly important if you are self-funding the course or applying as an independent practitioner.
It also addresses your choice of referee, which is important, because they must confirm your ability to study at master's level and your aptitude to practise as a prescriber.
All applicants who have submitted complete applications and who meet all of the eligibility criteria will be offered an interview, which will be via an online meeting.
Places are allocated on the basis of a successful interview.
If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.