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The Department of Health, in conjunction with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has launched a public consultation running from September 15th to December 8th proposing that physiotherapists can become independent prescribers of medicines. It also suggests that physiotherapist independent prescribers are allowed to mix licensed medicines prior to administration and direct others to mix, and to be able to prescribe independently from a limited list of controlled drugs. This would be achieved primarily by changes to the Medicines Act 1968 and the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.

Do you think physiotherapists should be able to prescribe a restricted list of Controlled Drugs?

To allow physiotherapists who are independent prescribers to mix medicines prior to administration or direct others to mix, amendments would need to be made to the medicines legislation.

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For more information on this consultation visit the Department of Health website.