Independent prescribing by pharmacists

Published on: 29th May 2015 | Updated on: 15th March 2022

Examples of this service that have been commissioned locally are available on the Community Pharmacy England online services database.

Tools and publications which may be useful to support the commissioning of this service can be found on the Service development tools and publications hub.

Template service specification

Independent prescribing service specification
This is a draft template service specification that has not been nationally agreed and is not the final version; it may be used to inform local discussions on service development.

Related resources

Community Pharmacy England Services Case Studies Hub

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society – Prescribing competency framework (July 2016)

Presentation at the Pharmacy Show:Independent prescribing through community pharmacy – Gareth Jones & Hazel Smith (Oct 2015) (If prompted, password is: pharmacy15)

Service case study: Cumbrian pharmacist drives forward the case for independent prescribing (May 2015)

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