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Medicines exemptions for chiropodists and podiatrists

The medicines that chiropodists and podiatrists who have appropriate annotations in the Register are able to administer, and to sell and supply, are set out in Schedule 17 to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012.


The list is reproduced below for ease of reference. The first column gives the name of the annotation as it appears in the Register. The second column lists the prescription only medicines that a chiropodist / podiatrist with that annotation is able to administer, or to sell and supply. See here for information about exemptions.

Name of annotation

Prescription only medicines in the exemption list

Prescription only medicines – Sale / supply (POM-S)

A chiropodist and podiatrist with the above annotation is able to sell and supply the prescription only medicines listed in the next column.

The following prescription only medicines:

(a) Amorolfine hydrochloride cream where the maximum strength of the Amorolfine in the cream does not exceed 0.25 per cent by weight in weight

(b) Amorolfine hydrochloride lacquer where the maximum strength of Amorolfine in lacquer does not exceed 5 per cent by weight in volume

(c) Amoxicillin

(d) Co-Codamol

(e) Co-dydramol 10/500 tablets

(f) Codeine Phosphate

(g) Erythromycin

(h) Flucloxacillin

(i) Silver Sulfadiazine

(j) Tioconazole 28%

(k) Topical hydrocortisone where the maximum strength of hydrocortisone in the medicinal product does not exceed 1 per cent by weight in weight

Prescription only medicines – administration (POM-A)

A chiropodist / podiatrist with the above annotation is able to administer by injection the prescription only medicines listed in the next column.

Prescription only medicines for parenteral administration that contain:

(a) Adrenaline

(b) Bupivacaine hydrochloride

(c) Bupivacaine hydrochloride with adrenaline where the maximum strength of adrenaline does not exceed 1 mg in 200 ml of bupivacaine hydrochloride

(d) Levobupivacaine hydrochloride

(e) Lidocaine hydrochloride

(f) Lidocaine hydrochloride with adrenaline where the maximum strength of adrenaline does not exceed 1 mg in 200 ml of lignocaine hydrochloride

(g) Mepivacaine hydrochloride

(h) Methylprednisolone

(i) Prilocaine hydrochloride

(j) Ropivacaine hydrochloride

 

This list will be kept up to date should legislation change. Queries about the prescription only medicines included in the exemption lists or the legislation should be directed to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).