From last week physiotherapists and podiatrists in the UK will be allowed to independently prescribe medication for their patients.
Advanced practitioners will have to complete a training course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and will be able to prescribe only medicines relevant to their role.
Source: BMJ 2013;347:f5210.
- Press release: Millions of patients to benefit from easier access to medication and fewer trips to hospitals (gov.uk)
- UK becomes first country in world to allow physios and podiatrists to prescribe drugs (dailyrecord.co.uk)