Pharmacy qualifications

IP accreditation

In order to qualify as an independent prescriber, you must complete a GPhC-accredited course. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive a practice certificate in independent prescribing, from there you will be apply to start applying for shifts through team locum to work as an independent prescribers.

An accredited course in independent prescribing runs for 6 months. The course is part-time and often delivered through a combination of face-to-face teaching sessions and self-directed study though some universities will provide courses with distance learning, though all courses will involve a minimum of 26 days of in person learning.

In addition to this, each pharmacist must successfully complete at least 90 hours of learning in a practice environment under supervision, all details of this will be listed when applying for and while studying for the course

Qualifications for support staff