Our role in approving prescribing training
If you wish to offer a new prescribing programme, you will need to seek approval for the programme.
Appropriately trained individuals from a range of our professions can prescribe to different levels. Find a list of professions that can prescribe, and explanation of the different types of prescribing here.
We hold programmes to our prescribing standards. The standards set clear expectations of the processes and systems education providers delivering prescribing training should have in place to manage their programme. It also sets out our expectations of professions who will have their registration record annotated. Education providers must ensure those who complete prescribing training are able to meet these competencies.
New professions to prescribing
Sometimes, new professions are brought into prescribing due to legislative changes. When this happens, you should consider whether you need to make significant changes to your programme to incorporate these professions. If you do, then you should inform us via our major change process.