Prescribing

Update on introduction of independent prescribing by physiotherapists and podiatrists

Work is continuing to lay amendments to legislation before Parliament to enable physiotherapists and podiatrists to prescribe medicines independently. This follows a Ministerial announcement last year. The Health and Care Professions Council’s consultation on standards has now closed and responses … Read more → – Update on introduction of independent prescribing by physiotherapists and podiatrists

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Information about controlled drugs regulations

Additional information about the changes made to the controlled drugs regulations, which come into effect on 1 April 2013 and which continue to promote good governance concerning the safe management and use of controlled drugs in England and Scotland, has … Read more → – Information about controlled drugs regulations

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NICE guidance on local formularies

NICE has recently published a good practice guide to help NHS organisations develop and update local formularies, as part of a move to ensure that all patients in England have access to clinically approved and cost-effective drugs. Local formularies provide … Read more → – NICE guidance on local formularies

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Independent prescribing for podiatrists and physios – further update

There are now just weeks left until the close of the Health and Care Professions Council’s (HCPC) consultation on new standards for prescribing education on January 4, 2013. The consultation on the new standards follows the announcement by the Department … Read more → – Independent prescribing for podiatrists and physios – further update

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Independent prescribing for podiatrists and physios – update

Work continues on implementation of independent prescribing for podiatrists and physiotherapists with several important milestones passed in recent weeks, including the launch by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) of their consultation to seek the view of stakeholders on … Read more → – Independent prescribing for podiatrists and physios – update

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