Independent Prescribing

NHS England Workforce Training & Education (formerly HEE) provides access to fully funded independent prescribing training for pharmacists.

These places are available to pharmacists across England who meet the following eligibility criteria:


Community pharmacists (including locum pharmacists); Pharmacists employed in General Practice (who are not eligible for, or enrolled on, the Primary Care Pharmacy Education Programme (PCPEP) and those who are working to provide primary care services (e.g., working in primary care) who are not employed in ARRS roles); and Health and Justice pharmacists


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


Pharmacists working in an NHS Hospital Trust or Mental Health Trust (NHS managed sector); pharmacists working in an integrated care board, ICB (previously CCG pharmacists)

To find out more, including guidance on how to apply, visit the National HEE Pharmacy website by accessing the button below where you will find further information and a comprehensive set of Frequently Asked Questions.