independent prescribing

independent prescribing

A UK term for the prescribing of drugs by an “appropriate practitioner”—e.g., doctor, dentist, nurse, pharmacist—who is responsible and accountable for assessing patients with undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions, and for decisions about the clinical management required, including prescribing.
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Neelam gained the College of Optometrists' Diploma in Therapeutics for Independent Prescribing in 2018.
Gerry Egan, chief executive of the College of Paramedics, said: "Independent prescribing legislation is a huge endorsement of the paramedic profession."
Store director Harinder Notay recently completed a diploma in Independent Prescribing (IP) which will allow the store to diagnose anterior eye conditions and treat them in-house, helping to reduce the pressure on local services at Leighton Hospital, who traditionally dealt with that type of eye issues.
Nurse Independent Prescribing and Nurse supplementary prescribing practice: national survey.
Birmingham based IoCP member, Somuz Miah, owner of Footmedic Podiatry Surgery, is among a handful of UK podiatrists to complete and pass a postgraduate course on Independent Prescribing. The course was given the green light by the Department of Health in 2013 following the successful integration of other health professional prescribers.
This shows that doctors entering into internship are largely unprepared to handle the challenge of independent prescribing. A cross-sectional study done on interns in New South Wales hospitals also demonstrated significant deficits in prescribing.
Safety and quality in independent prescribing: An evidence review.
Nurse independent prescribing was introduced in July 2000 in line with plans to modernise the NHS to extend nurses skills and encourage flexible working within health care (DH 2006 a, b).

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