Regulatory changes in the UK have lifted the doctor monopoly on prescribing and allow non-medical prescribers of specific professional background (see below) to prescribe unrestricted. This is after undertaking a supervised period of learning practice (PLP) in combination with a short university course. Professional that can become prescribers in the UK include:
The main difference between professionals who can prescribe are as follows:
We run a national Telegram group forum called the PIPG (Pharmacist Independent Prescriber Group). The group consist of a wide range of prescribing specialists trying to establish pharmacist best practice in general and specialist prescribing.
If you are a pharmacist prescriber just fill out the form below and our team will verify you via the GPhC and add you into our group. We mainly discuss the expanding roles of pharmacist prescribers in the UK from working in primary care GP surgeries to prescribing online from GPhC community pharmacies.
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