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King's College London wins contract to deliver innovative programme for pharmacists

King’s College London, has won a contract to deliver an innovative non-medical prescribing programme for pharmacists. The programme, led by Vicki Collings and Nicola Husain, will be delivered by the the School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine.

The contract, worth around three quarters of a million, will see 270 pharmacists from NHS acute and mental health hospital trusts complete the Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) programme at King’s over a three year period commencing in September 2018. 

King’s College London is one of only two organisations within London and the South East of England commissioned by Health Education England to provide training for pharmacists in independent prescribing and advanced patient assessment skills. The CEPIP programme has been designed to produce ‘pharmacists of the future’ who will be equipped to confidently and competently carry out assessment, diagnostic and clinical examination skills, as well as prescribe medicines.

 Graham Davies, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, said:

“This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with Health Education England in delivering such an innovative approach and a reflection of the quality of our existing postgraduate pharmacy programmes and our integrated working within the Pharmaceutical Sciences CAG, King’s Health Partners”.