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Approved suppliers - Community Pharmacists, Pharmacists in GP and Health and Justice Pharmacists

This IP training is fully funded by the Pharmacy Integration Programme for pharmacists who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Community pharmacists (including locum pharmacists)
  • Pharmacists employed in General Practice (who are not eligible for, or enrolled on, the CPPE Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway) and those who are working to provide primary care services (e.g. working in primary care) who are not employed in ARRS roles
  • Health and Justice pharmacists

National Provision

Pharmacists who meet the eligibility criteria can apply to one of the universities listed below. Cohort start dates and mode of delivery vary, so select the university that matches your preferences from the list below. You need to apply directly to your chosen university: click on the links to find out more. As part of the application process, all learners will need to assure their chosen university that they meet the course requirements.

More information about Independent Prescribing training is available on our website, including Frequently Asked Questions. Click on the button at the end of the page to find out more.  

Health Education Co-operative (including University of Salford, University of Central Lancashire, University of Chester, University of Cumbria, University of Bolton, University of Huddersfield)

  • University of Salford - Cohorts in January and March 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Online with one day on campus
  • University of Central Lancashire - No further cohorts are available
    • Mode of delivery: Face-to-face delivery
  • University of Chester - Cohorts in January and March 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 10 face-to-face study days and 2 live online
  • University of Cumbria (including London campus: University of Cumbria) - Cohort in January 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 5 face-to-face study days, 1 day assessment and 5 online study days
  • University of Bolton - Cohort in January 2024
    • Mode of delivery: TBC
  • University of Huddersfield - Cohort in January 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with face-to-face induction, 2 study days and assessment, and the remaining study days online as synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • University of Manchester - Cohort in March 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid
  • University of Leicester - Cohort in March 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 2 face-to-face study days and 5 online
  • Sheffield Hallam University - Cohort in January 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 1 study day on campus, 7 days online and 2 assessment days on campus 
  • University of Leeds - Cohort in January 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 8 face-to-face study days and 18 online learning days
  • University of Sunderland - Cohort in January 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 9 study days (including assessments): 5 days face-to-face and 4 days online 
  • Aston University - Cohort in March 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 6 face-to-face study days combined with asynchronous online delivery
  • De Montfort University - Cohort in January 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 6 face-to-face study days (held at the Leicester City Campus) and 2 online
  • Keele University - Cohort in February 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 4 face-to-face study days and 2 online
  • University of Birmingham - Cohorts in January and March 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 9 face-to-face study days and 2 assessment days
  • University of Hertfordshire - Cohorts in January and March 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with some face-to-face days and some online
  • Coventry University - Cohort in January 2024
    • Mode of delivery: 14 face-to-face study days or a fully online option
  • Medway School of Pharmacy - Cohort in January 2024
    • Mode of delivery: 9 face-to-face study days and 1 day of a practical assessment on Medway Campus
  • University of Portsmouth - Cohort in January 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 10 face-to-face study days and 4 online
  • University of Reading - Cohort in January 2024 – fully subscribed
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 10 face-to-face study days, and induction and OSCE online
  • University of Bath - Cohort in March 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid and fully online
  • University of Plymouth - Cohort in March 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 10 face-to-face study days, 2 days of assessment preparation online and directed online learning package
  • University of the West of England - Cohort in January 2024 - fully subscribed
    • Mode of delivery: Fully online 
  • University of East Anglia - Cohort in February 2024
    • Mode of delivery: Varied

Funding

Independent Prescribing (IP) training is available to pharmacists who meet the eligibility criteria and is fully funded by Health Education England (HEE).

HEE will only fund the course fees for eligible pharmacists at the universities outlined on our website. These providers were selected through a competitive tendering process.

For further information or for any queries, please contact pharmacyteam@hee.nhs.uk