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CPD for Non-Medical Prescribers Study Day

Duration 6 days online distance learning
Attendance Full-time
Fees See fees and funding tab


Explore contemporary issues and challenges related to prescribing practice in this short course designed for a wide range of professionals who are looking to meet the NMC requirements for continuing professional development in prescribing practice.

Taught by an experienced practitioner over half a day, this course focuses on different clinical, legal and professional issues depending on which session you choose to attend.

Structured as a rolling program that can be accessed in an order, these half-day courses tackle a range of subjects including pharmacology, long-term conditions, adherence, repeat prescribing, consent, prescribing for children, and more. There is also the option to create a bespoke study day according to your needs.

Course content

This course has been designed to assist you in meeting the competencies required of all Prescribers, as set out in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Competency Framework for all Prescribers (2016).

Each study day has been designed to facilitate practitioners in meeting their own CPD requirements through a flexible and student-centred approach to contemporary topical issues.

  • Safe and effective non-medical prescribing for common childhood conditions
  • Non-medical prescribing update for health visitors
  • Revision of psychopharmacology of drugs used in mental health care
  • The law, ethics, accountability and professional practice in prescribing
  • Safe prescribing: refresher for all prescribers and those who have not been actively prescribing
  • Prescribing in sexual health
  • Prescribing contraception

All sessions are delivered via Zoom. Please ensure the device you use to attend the session is compatible with Zoom.

Teaching dates

Due to the on-going pandemic and the pressure on NHS staff, dates are subject to change as we align our CPD with health service pressures.

Friday 12 March 2021 10.00am to 2.00pm Revision of psychopharmacology of drugs used in mental health care
Thursday 18 March 2021 9.00am to 12.00pm The law, ethics, accountability and safe prescribing
12.00pm to 2.00pm Remote prescribing
Tuesday 23 March 2021 1.00pm to 4.00pm Revision of pharmacology for all prescribers
Wednesday 21 April 2021 10.00am to 11.30am Non-medial prescribing update for health visitors and school nurses
Wednesday 12 May 2021 9.00am to 12.00pm Prescribing contraception
Wednesday 16 June 2021 9.00am to 12.00pm Prescribing in sexual health

Please direct any queries about the updates to Alison Harris, Senior Lecturer.

How to apply

To be eligible for these study days, you must be a qualified prescriber, V100, V150,V300.

To apply, please email our NHS study days team.

Fees and funding

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

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