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Prescribing standards update

17/12/2012 - 12:24

Consultation closing and information for education providers

Our consultation on new standards for prescribing will be closing on Friday 11 January 2013. We have extended the deadline to allow for the Christmas and New Year period. The consultation is an opportunity for you to comment on our new standards and shape their development.


The consultation follows the Department of Health’s announcement in July 2012 that legislation will be amended to allow appropriately trained chiropodists / podiatrists and physiotherapists to act as independent prescribers. The new standards for prescribing will apply to both supplementary and independent prescribing.

For more information or to respond to the consultation, please see the press release and the consultation page.

Meanwhile, we have outlined our approach to approving and monitoring supplementary and / or independent prescribing programmes in anticipation of the new standards and legislation changes. The plans were approved by the Education and Training Committee in November 2012.

The full paper can be found here.

There will be further information for education providers available in January’s edition of the Education update.

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