supplementary prescriber

supplementary prescriber

A UK term for a health professional who is authorised to prescribe certain medicines for patients whose condition has been diagnosed or assessed by an independent prescriber—e.g., doctor or a dentist—within an agreed individual clinical management plan and with the patient’s consent.
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The first is as a supplementary prescriber (SP), under this method a tripartite agreement called a Clinical Management Plan (CMP) is drawn up between the doctor, the supplementary prescriber (a nurse or pharmacist) and the patient.
Pharmacist prescribing has become common practice in the United Kingdom in the last seven years, with development of the pharmacist as an independent and supplementary prescriber. In the United Kingdom, an independent pharmacist prescriber is responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with undiagnosed and diagnosed conditions and for decisions about the clinical management including prescribing within their area of competence.
Supplementary prescribing is defined as a "voluntary prescribing partnership" between an independent prescriber and a supplementary prescriber, to implement an agreed patient-specific clinical management plan with the patient's agreement.
Recently the Government has introduced legislation, under the new pharmacy contract, as an 'enhanced service', that after a pharmacist has been qualified for two years they can prescribe medicines either under the supervision of a doctor (supplementary prescriber) or on their own (independent prescriber), within agreed protocols.
I studied pharmacy for three years at Liverpool John Moore University, one year pre-registration at QEH with a professional entrance exam, one year post-graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy, one year masters in clinical pharmacy and six months to become a supplementary prescriber, all at Sunderland University.
Under the program a pharmacist supplementary prescriber will work in partnership with a doctor (or dentist) and a patient to provide and implement a clinical management plan appropriate to the patient's needs.
At the PCT Alison studied for her post graduate diploma, and also qualified as a supplementary prescriber, all while working as a practice pharmacist in a number of GP practices in the city.
The most interesting innovation for Australian readers is that of the CNS as a nurse practitioner with prescribing rights that are exercised as part of a partnership with a consultant anaesthetist in which the nurse is designated as a 'Supplementary Prescriber'.
No one has yet started the top-up training in Wales, although up to 600 healthcare professionals have completed the training to take on the reduced powers of a supplementary prescriber.
Supplementary prescribing is defined as, 'a voluntary prescribing partnership between an independent prescriber and a supplementary prescriber, to implement an agreed patient-specific clinical management plan with the patient's agreement'.
In order to promote independent prescribing among optometrists, this blog is also open to practitioners who hold either the additional supply qualification or are supplementary prescribers and are registered with the GOC, as well as non-IP optometrists on a read-only basis (oculuscura.co.uk).

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