Accredited independent prescribing programmes You can find a list of the universities that offer independent prescribing programmes together with the latest accreditation reports. For further information on the accreditation of independent prescribing programmes please see Approval process for education and training providers.
The detail within the competencies changes according to each specialty.
How is it taught? The competencies for both specialties are delivered in various formats. Pass taught theory modules; Undertake a clinical placement under supervision of a designated ophthalmologist - optometrists must demonstrate necessary clinical skills before beginning this placement; Maintain a portfolio of practice evidence to be assessed by the College of Optometrists.
Where can I train? City University runs approved training courses in Additional supply, Suppplementary Prescribing and Independent Prescribing.
Aston University runs an approved training course in therapeutic prescribing.
For those who have already qualified Additional Supply: Critically analyses and evaluates his or her ongoing performance in relation to prescribing practice Clinical training should be structured to ensure that each trainee is exposed to sufficient numbers of patients presenting with the conditions that he or she will manage therapeutically.
In addition, the optometrist should be exposed to a range of ophthalmic conditions so as to develop differential diagnostic skills. Each optometrist should maintain a Logbook of Practice Evidence to verify that learning outcomes have been achieved.
IP Specialist Registration must be renewed annually and you must be able to provide a record of your prescribing activity for each renewal. A copy of the suggested format of this record is enclosed. There is also a version of the IP Log Book which is to be used to provide a record of your prescribing activity for each renewal.
IP Log book What happens after I complete my training? After you have completed your additional training and qualified in your specialty area, you will need to be entered on the relevant therapeutic specialty register. To do this you will need to complete a registration process.
This requirement began for Independent Prescribing at the start of the new cycle on 1 January Where can I find out more? More information on therapeutic qualifications is available from the College of Optometrists' website.Buy Independent and Supplementary Prescribing: An Essential Guide (2nd Revised edition) by From WHSmith today, saving 10%!
FREE delivery to store or FRE. Prescribing by health visitors and district nurses is infrequent.
Qualified independent extended/supplementary nurse prescribers work predominantly in general practice and report that they frequently use independent prescribing. Supplementary prescribing is used to a much lesser extent. Save independent and supplementary prescribing to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed.
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Condition see all Condition. Core texts (curent update to): Nuttall, D., and Rutt-Howard, J () The textbook for Non Medical Prescribing Wiley-Blackwell Crown, J., Courteney, M and Griffiths, M () Independent and Supplementary Prescribing: An Essential Guide.
The continued use of supplementary prescribing is questionable if maximum efficiency is sought. These are important points that need to be considered by those responsible for developing non-medical prescribing in the United Kingdom and other countries around the world.
Types of pharmacist prescribing There are currently two types of prescribing that may be undertaken as a pharmacist prescriber: supplementary and independent prescribing. Some pharmacists will be qualified as both, others as only a supplementary prescriber.
A pharmacist independent prescriber can practise as either a pharmacist independent.