Funded places available before March 2022: Independent Prescriber Training for Pharmacists

Following our letter of 15th December regarding the emerging NHS Pharmacy Integration Programme offers, we are delighted to share with you further detail about an initial offer of funded Independent Prescribing courses for eligible pharmacists.

We have been working with universities who offer GPhC accredited IP and CEPIP courses, to provide an initial offer for courses that will be available before March 2022.

This opportunity will benefit pharmacists who are already in a position to apply and meet the eligibility criteria, and meets the requirement to progress this training as early as possible for community pharmacists and employers who have signalled they are ready to proceed.

For those pharmacists who are not in a position to apply for this offer, we would encourage you to prepare to apply for the main round of funded Independent Prescriber training that will be available from Autumn 2022.

We are also working to develop the full range of other education and training provision as part of the 2021-24 Pharmacy Integration Programme and will share information and time lines with you when these other offers are confirmed.

The attached letter provides further information on eligibility criteria, course providers and the application process.

This information is also available on our website.