Physiotherapist & Podiatrists get Prescribing Powers

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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.

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