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Consultation on standards for prescribing

02/10/2012 - 11/01/2013

This consultation is now closed. You can download a document summarising the responses we received to the consultation and our decisions below.

You can find the standards for prescribing here.

We are seeking the views of stakeholders on standards for prescribing.

Currently, chiropodists/podiatrists, physiotherapists and radiographers may become supplementary prescribers if they complete the appropriate training and have their entry on the Register annotated.

The Department of Health announced on 24 July 2012 that legislation will be amended to allow appropriately trained chiropodists/podiatrists and physiotherapists to act as independent prescribers. Chiropodists/podiatrists and physiotherapists will only be able to act as independent prescribers if they complete training in independent prescribing and have their entry on our Register annotated.

We have developed new standards for prescribing, which will apply to both supplementary and independent prescribing. We have divided the standards into two sections. The first section contains standards which education programmes delivering training in prescribing will need to meet. The second section contains standards which individual prescribers will need to meet.

You can download a copy of the consultation document below.  You can reply to the consultation in the following ways:


Consultation on standards for prescribing
Policy and Standards Department
The Health and Care Professions Council
184 Kennington Park Road
SE11 4BU

If you would like to request the consultation document in hard copy or in alternative formats, please email consultation@hcpc-ukorg or call 0207 840 9815.


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