King's College London, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: King’s College London

Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) PG Cert (Taught)

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Course summary

Our Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) post-graduate course is part-time, flexible and competency-based. This is a GPhC accredited course for qualified pharmacists wanting to prescribe autonomously for conditions within their clinical competence. As well as meeting GPhC requirements this course provides training in health assessment, diagnostic and clinical examination skills, comparable to those of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. On completion of this course pharmacists will be able to assist in wider clinical duties that are transferable to urgent and acute settings across secondary, primary and community care. Key Benefits

  • We are ranked 9th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)
  • Experienced clinicians including independent pharmacist and nurse prescribers and experienced academic staff lead our teaching.
  • The course combines multi-professional university-based study days with, flexible e-learning with work-based education.
  • This course is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Course content and assessments will reflect the most up-to-date practice which will support you as a newly qualified pharmacist prescriber in your workplace.
  • We are part of King’s Heath Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between us, Guy's, St Thomas' and King's College Hospitals and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

Course details


Entry requirements

We require you to have an MPharm or equivalent. You must currently be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland. You must also be a practising pharmacist with at least two years post-registration experience in a patient-facing role in hospital, community or primary care. You must have the agreement of a Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP) to act as your mentor during twelve days in practice (see Designated Prescribing Practitioner Requirements section below) You will require written endorsement from your employer and/or sponsor whose patients they are going to prescribe for to indicate they have identified an area of clinical practice where independent/supplementary prescribing is required. In the acute sector, this would be the NHS hospital or private hospital that employs them. In primary care/community pharmacy this would be the employer or local commissioner of the service where independent/supplementary prescribing is required. An indication of service and patient need for a pharmacist prescriber should be indicated within the application, for example a focus on NHS or local priority or service development opportunity. You will require written endorsement from your employer and/or sponsor that they have up to date clinical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical knowledge relevant to their intended prescribing area. You must be able to demonstrate reflective practice and take responsibility for your own continued professional development.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/index
Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) PG Cert at King's College London, University of London - UCAS