Non-Medical
Prescribing

Non-medical prescribing enables practitioners to manage full episodes of patient care, while working within their scope of professional practice.

Overview

Becoming an NMP - Funding available

NMP training can support role and career development by enabling practitioners to take on greater responsibilities for managing patient care. NMP can improve patient care by supporting timely access to treatment with medicines, enabling choice whilst helping to reduce waiting times, reducing hospital admissions and maximising the wider skills of the healthcare team.

Funding is available to those interested in becoming an NMP and we can offer up to £1,500 for tuition fees. This funding has been made available by Health Education England. To support this further, we can offer an additional £1,000 to each Primary Care Network to support the growth of NMPs across Greater Manchester and this funding has been made available by Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership. 

Courses

To be confirmed.

Eligibility

Who can become a Non-Medical Pescriber?

Independent and Supplementary prescribers

Supplementary prescribers only

Community Practitioner Prescribers

Do you have the required amount of post-registration clinical experience?

  • NMC (Nursing) registrants: registered nurse (Level 1), midwife or SCPHN, registered with the NMC for a minimum of three years prior to applying for entry to the programme, and one years’ relevant experience in the clinical field in which it is intended to prescribe.

  • HCPC (Allied Health Professionals) registrants: eligibility to prescribe, three years’ relevant post-qualification experience in the clinical area in which you will be prescribing, working at advanced practitioner or equivalent level.

Peer-to-Peer Support

We have a Facebook group for past and current NMP students from across Greater Manchester, to discuss topics and share knowledge specifically related to non-medical prescribing. Click the button below to join!

Course Application Form

List of NMP Leads and Contacts

CCG

Lead

E-mail

Bolton

Jole Hannan

[email protected]

Bury

Salina Callighan

[email protected]

HMR

Alison Kelly

[email protected]

Manchester

Heather Bury

[email protected]

Oldham

Irene Shepherd

[email protected]

Salford

Jude Owens

[email protected]

Stockport

Mike Walker

Faduma Abukar

[email protected]

faduma.abukar@nhs.net

Tameside and Glossop

Faisal Bokhari

[email protected]

Trafford

Leigh Lord

[email protected]

Wigan

Anna Swift

[email protected]

Contact

Applications for funding approval can be submitted direct to Lorraine Wright ([email protected])