Independent Prescribing 

Commissioning Independent Prescribing


Health Education England London and South East commission the provision of Independent Prescribing training within Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Places on these programmes are funded and available to all staff working within Kent Surrey and Sussex providing NHS services to patients where independent  prescribing is appropriate to their role.

Information on the courses and application process can be found on the IP Fact Sheet below.

Safe Prescribing Programme

Prescribing Safety Assessment Trial in Pharmacy

In 2015 and 2016 HEE has trialled the use of the PSA in final year MPharm students and preregistration pharmacists in a small number of pharmacy schools and preregistration training regions. The 2015 and 2016 summary reports are available to download below. In 2017 a much larger sample of 9 pharmacy schools and 9 preregistration training regions will utilise the assessment. This includes 60 hospital preregistration pharmacists from within the London and South East region.