NES FUNDED IP COURSES 2023/24
**The 2023 NES funded IP courses are now full. Places are prioritised by your local health board, if you are interested in a NES-funded IP place please contact your relevant Health Board Education and Training Lead. You may be added to a waiting list if there are any course withdrawals.**
Course dates and resources when applying for the Independent Prescribing course can be found at the TURAS Learn Independent Prescribing: Resources page. This includes information on Designated Prescribing Practitioners.
Please note, health boards prioritise NES-funded places on IP courses in response to local service need. NES do not cover funding for applicants who self-fund or have previously been provided with a NES-funded place.
For those returning to independent prescribing practice after not actively prescribing, guidance and resources can be found on TURAS Learn Independent Prescribing : Resources page.
If you require any additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Independent Prescribing courses are delivered via online/distance learning, should you need some additional resources for Microsoft applications there are a number of Microsoft resources available.
For pharmacists with a Microsoft 365 licence (nhs.scot email address), you should be able to access the M365 skills hub which has a range of great resources covering Word, Excel and M365 etc. Alternatively, there is a lot of support at the Microsoft Basics section of the Microsoft training website
NES fund courses to support pharmacist independent prescribers in training to develop appropriate consultation and clinical skills. Dundee Clinical Skills Centre co-ordinate these courses on our behalf. Courses run in locations across the country- Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Lanarkshire in partnership with nursing and medical schools.
NES- funded pharmacist independent prescribers in training are allocated a place on three and a half days of clinical and consultation skills training spread over several months. Post-registration foundation pharmacists are likely to attend these courses as a pre-requisite to gaining an IP course place. Consultation and clinical skills courses are a requirement of your NES funding agreement to undertake IP however, are NOT part of the University IP course and are not required for the IP practice certificate.
On occasions, some spaces become available on clinical skills courses for independent prescribers who have not previously completed the course. When available, dates are published and booked via TURAS Learn.
Visit the clinical assessment skills videos on TURAS Learn to prepare for the course.
NES Pharmacy in collaboration with several Health Boards developed centres to support qualified community pharmacist independent prescribers to enhance their clinical and consultation skills for delivering Pharmacy First Plus. Visit Teach and treat for common clinical conditions on TURAS Learn for resources and information on how to arrange support from a teach and treat hub.
Last updated: 22/02/2023