Many SkinViva Training delegates are interested in the V300 Non Medical Prescribing Qualification.
What is V300?
V300 Non-Medical Prescribing is the qualification that non-medically qualified individuals will need if they wish to Prescribe BOTOX (botulinum toxin) for their own patients and/or those of other practitioners.
Non-Medical Prescribing courses provide the opportunity for Nurses, Midwives, Pharmacists and other relevant Allied Health Professionals to gain a qualification enabling them to prescribe.
Suitably qualified medical professionals such as Doctors and Dentists can already prescribe under their own qualifications and do not require V300 in addition.
BOTOX is a Prescription-Only Medicine (POM) and it is against the law to administer BOTOX without a prescription for that individual client.
Remember that you do NOT need a prescription for administering dermal fillers as these are not a prescription-only medicine.
What if I don’t have V300?
If you don’t have V300 and wish to carry out BOTOX treatments, you still have some options:
- Qualify for V300 yourself
- Don’t offer BOTOX treatments as part of your treatment range
- Arrange to work with a Prescriber who can provide prescriptions for your clients – this is the commonest option for non-prescribing practitioners See our FAQ page for advice on how to find one
Qualifying for V300
The V300 Non-Medical Prescribing course is not something we offer at SkinViva Training, but it is available in a wide variety of universities in the UK. We list a few on our FAQ page but for more extensive information and choices, we suggest simply searching Google for a list of V300 course universities.
Courses do vary, so the following information is provided as a guide only.
- A typical V300 course comprises of a number of taught days, usually spread over a number of months
- Entry criteria tend to stipulate working practitioners with NMC or HCPC entry criteria and 3 years’ post-registration experience, with 12 months being in the area you intend to prescribe within
- Assessment will be based on a combination of:
- Theory – including exams, prescription-writing tests and a dissertation or case study
- Practical assessment – including a portfolio and practical assessment over 90 clinical hours
This information is subject to change and can vary between the universities, so please liaise with the course provider.
The V300 course is an onerous undertaking, both in terms of time and financial investment.
We recommend starting with a SkinViva Training course in non-surgical treatments first as an opportunity to ensure that you like non-surgical treatments.
One of the most common professionals we take bookings for as training delegates on the Combined Botox & Dermal Filler training course are non-prescribing nurses and they are able to set up their own businesses without the V300 qualification by working with a local prescriber.
Finding a Prescriber
Many practitioners are able to find a local prescriber through networking with their own contacts. Alternatively, SkinViva Training can check our database of prescribers or put you in touch with a company which specialises in sourcing prescribers.
Do expect to have to pay a Prescriber’s fee for attending appointments (the Prescriber must be present to assess the patient, although they don’t have to be present for the treatment itself.
See our prescribing FAQs for more information.
Botox and Fillers Training Manchester
SkinViva Training offer a comprehensive range of botox and fillers training courses. Their courses are designed for medical professionals such as suitably qualified and registered medical professionals who wish to learn and build on their skills in delivering these procedures.
SkinViva Training was established by by Dr Tim Pearce MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP. The SkinViva Training team upholds high standards of clinical training providing a combination of fully-supervised practical experience together with essential theory.
For further information, to discuss which course is right for you, to enquire about availability or to book a training course please call 0161 850 2491, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.