Janice Davies

Pharmacist co-course leader – Non Medical Prescribing

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Greenbank Building, GR208


Subject Areas: Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Janice works for UCLan for 1 day per week as co-course leader for the Non-medical prescribing course.

  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacy, University of Sunderland, 1992
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacy, Queens University of Belfast, 1996
  • PGCert in Management Studies, ManCat, 200
  • PGCert Management of Same Day Consultations, UCLan, 2007
  • PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, UCLan, 2010
  • Non Medical Prescribing, University of Cumbria, 2011

Janice has worked in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and currently in primary care pharmacy.  She is currently employed by a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) where she provides medicines management support and advice to a Primary Care Network (PCN) and the General Practices within it.  This involves:

  • Contributing strategically and operationally to the development and delivery of pharmaceutical, prescribing and medicines management initiatives across the CCG in accordance with national policy and the CCG medicines management strategy.
  • Delivering rational, high quality, safe, cost-effective, evidence-based prescribing through expert pharmaceutical advice and support to a specific locality group of GP practices, individual GP practices and individual prescribers within the practices.
  • Contributing to the delivery of prescribing and medicines management services across the CCG to meet the pharmaceutical care needs of the population, improve concordance and reduce waste.
  • Taking a lead role in the CCG Medicines Management team for a specific locality group of GP practices.
  • Providing education and training on rational, evidence-based prescribing to all members of the multidisciplinary team as appropriate.

Janice is a Non-medical prescriber and utilises her prescribing role whilst working for an Out of Hours service provider. This role involves completing episodes of care for patients who contact the centre with urgent medication requirements and providing medicines information to patients, health and social care staff who contact the service for advice or information.

Janice is co-course leader on the multidisciplinary Non-medical prescribing course at UCLan which is hosted by the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. Janice works with nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in the teaching and assessment of pharmacists, nurses and AHPs studying to qualify as NMPs.


What is the Legislation that surrounds the administration of medicines? (August 2011) Journal of Paramedic Practice, 3(8)424-8

“Prescribing for Specific Groups”, “Essential Pharmacology for Non Medical Prescribers” and “Enhancing Non Medical Prescribing through Reflective Practice, Evidence Based prescribing and Continuing Professional Development” in Nuttall D and Rutt Howard J (Eds) (2020) The Textbook of Non Medical Prescribing. Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell

Snape T, Astles, A, Davies J (2010) Understanding the Chemical Basis of Drug Stability and Degradation, Pharmaceutical Journal (285) 416

Various Calculations articles for the Journal of Prescribing Practice


  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, 1993-date
  • General Pharmaceutical Council, 2010-date
  • Academic Pharmacists Group, 2010-date
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, 2010-date

Teaching activities and responsibilities

NH4300/3300 Non Medical Prescribing.  Co-course leader.

NU3037/3237/4042 Community Practitioner Prescribing


Regional Conference of Paramedic Practice – 2011.  “Who can give what – a whirlwind tour of the legislation surrounding medicines administration for paramedics”