Non medical prescribing

Supporting information resources for non-medical prescribers

Medicines & Prescribing pages

This page contains local information and guidance for healthcare professionals to support safe, cost-effective and evidence based use of medicines.  NMP are encouraged to become familiar with the resources on here.  Updates to the Sheffield formulary and local prescribing guidelines are communicated via the APG round up, circulated via the GP bulletin. They can also be found here;

Information and resources provided on this website are for guidance only and individual decisions should be based on the prescriber’s clinical and professional judgement.

Medicines Information Signposting Guidance

This signposting guidance has been devised to direct health care professionals in primary care to the appropriate resource when they require an answer to their medicines information query

SPS resources to support medicines queries in primary care

This document suggests resources for use in primary care to answer medicines-related questions

Management and control of prescription forms

The purpose of this document is to help health organisations and health professionals with the effective and safe management, storage, distribution and usage of prescription forms, by recommending and outlining best practice solutions to the various issues around prescriptions management

Antibiotic Guardian

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. Become an antibiotic guardian and make a pledge to support this campaign.  See chapter 5 of the Sheffield formulary

Continuous Professional Development

This is a link to clinical educational topics produced by NICE

The website provides educational modules on medicines which have been written for healthcare professionals responsible for prescribing, supplying or administering medicines. They can be used by:

  • trainee healthcare professionals
  • established clinicians to refresh and update their knowledge
  • clinicians moving from one specialty to another

The modules cover clinically-relevant aspects of medicines regulation as well as topics on the risks of commonly-prescribed specific classes of medicines.

Medicines Code

This document links to the Sheffield CCG medicines code, a guide for the safe and secure handling of medicines.  For further information on specific issues also see;

Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devicesGMC.

This document provides advice on good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices produced by the general medical council

A Competency Framework for all Prescribers - GPhC

This is the link to the competency framework for all prescribers

Top tips for safer prescribing-add to the intranet as document

This is a document on strategies for safer prescribing which has useful hints and tips


Non Medical Prescribing Contacts

Lead for Non-Medical Prescribing:

Charlotte McMurray

0114 3051671

For general enquires and to register as a non-medical prescriber:

Kerry Wade

0114 3051133

Non Medical Prescribing Protocol

Non Medical Prescribing Protocol - August 2015

How to register as a Non-Medical Prescriber

NMP Procedure

Last updated on 11/06/2018 by KerryWade