NPA Indemnity statement

Independent prescribing is not covered under professional indemnity policies provided to NPA members but policies may be endorsed to cover this activity for an additional fee depending on where prescribing takes place. Members should contact our membership department on 01727 795914 if additional cover needs to be arranged.

GPhC Education and training standards

GPhC Standards for education and training, accredited courses and entry requirements

GPhC Guidance for pharmacist prescribers

GPhC guidance for pharmacist prescribers to ensure they provide safe and effective care when prescribing

GPhC Guidance for distance selling pharmacies

GPhC guidance for registered pharmacies providing services at a distance, including on the internet

Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) Prescribing

Resources to help prescribing pharmacists at all stages of their prescribing career

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Non-medical prescribing

Overview of non-medical prescribing, as independent or supplementary prescribers

NICE Medicines and prescribing

Evidence-based information and good practice guidelines for prescribing

General Medical Council (GMC) Good practice guidance

GMC guidance: Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices

Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Non–medical prescribers

Advice guide for non-medical prescribers

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug safety update

MHRA Prescriber responsibilities for off-label or unlicensed medicines

Community Pharmacy Wales (CPW)

Guidance for the Independent prescribing enhanced service

Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI)

Pharmacist prescribing standards issued by the PSNI in 2013

Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS)

Circular PCA(P)(2020)16 - Independent Prescribing Service (NHS Pharmacy First Plus)

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

Support for Pharmacist IPs during their training period, once registered and implementation of their training into practice

TURAS Learn (provided by NES)

Resources for Independent Prescribers and clinical skills courses

Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS) Medicines matters guide

A guide to mechanisms for the prescribing, supply and administration of medicines (in England)

SPS Patient Specific Directions (PSD)

Questions about PSDs to help provide the full context in practice

NPA Patient Group Directions (PGD)

Access a range of available PGDs and resources to support your PGD services

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)

Prescribing rights for different types of prescriber

PSNC Independent prescribing by pharmacists

Examples of locally commissioned independent prescribing services