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Approved Suppliers - Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway (PCPEP)

For Pharmacists enrolled on CPPE’s Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway (PCPEP) who meet the PCPEP criteria to enrol on an Independent Prescribing Course.

National Provision

Pharmacists who meet the eligibility criteria should apply for authorisation via the CPPE website, PCPEP independent prescribing section. Authorisation is provided to the learner and personalised with the chosen University and date so an application can be made if the university provider is listed below. As part of the application process, all learners will need to assure their chosen university that they meet the course requirements.

*We are currently in the process of finalising the arrangements for Independent Prescribing course provision in 2024/25. We are expecting to release details of funded places during Summer 2024. Details of providers and intakes in 2024/25 will be listed on this page in due course, as well as shared with CPPE and PCPEP Education Supervisors.

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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 - Cohort in March 2024*
    • Mode of delivery: Online with one day on campus
  • University of Central Lancashire - No further funded provision available*
    • Mode of delivery: Face-to-face delivery
  • University of Chester - Cohort in 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) - No further funded provision available*
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 5 face-to-face study days, 1 day assessment and 5 online study days
  • University of Bolton - No further funded provision available*
    • Mode of delivery: TBC
  • University of Huddersfield - No further funded provision available*
    • 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  
  • Sheffield Hallam University - No further funded provision available*
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 1 study day on campus, 7 days online and 2 assessment days on campus
  • University of Leeds - No further funded provision available*
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 8 face-to-face study days and 18 online learning days
  • University of Sunderland - No further funded provision available*
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 9 study days (including assessments): 5 days face-to-face and 4 days live online 
  • De Montfort University - No further funded provision available*
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 6 face-to-face study days (held at the Leicester City Campus) and 2 online
  • University of Birmingham - Cohorts in March 2024 - fully subscribed*
    • Mode of delivery: Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 6 face-to-face study days and 2 assessment days
  • University of Derby - No further funded provision available*
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with a mix of on-campus or webinar teaching and directed study learning. 12 on-campus dates in total including assessment
  • University of Hertfordshire - Cohort in March 2024*
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with some face-to-face days and some online
  • University of East Anglia - Cohort in February 2024*
    • Mode of delivery: Varied
  • Medway School of Pharmacy - Cohort in February 2024*
    • Mode of delivery: 9 face-to-face study days and 1 day of a practical assessment on Medway Campus
  • University of Portsmouth - No further funded provision available*
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 10 face-to-face study days and 4 online
  • University of Reading - No further funded provision available*
    • Mode of delivery: Hybrid with 10 face-to-face study days, and induction and OSCE online
  • University of Bath - Cohort in March 2024 - fully subscribed
    • Mode of delivery:  Hybrid and fully online
  • University of the West of England - No further funded provision available*
    • Mode of delivery: Fully online

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 england.pharmacyteam@nhs.net