Just what the Physio ordered…


Following last weeks announcement that some Physiotherapists will be able to prescribe medications independently from 2014 (approx.), David Roberts is interviewed by Management in Practice magazine.

Following suitable training, they will be able to give their patients medication such as pain-killers and anti-inflammatories. It will mean that podiatrists and physiotherapists will no longer have to refer their patients to a GP or other doctor.
A department spokeswoman said “advanced practitioner” physiotherapists and podiatrists in the UK would be the first in the world to be able to independently prescribe medicines where “clinically appropriate”. Under the new legislation, physiotherapists will be able to prescribe medicines for issues such as chronic pain and respiratory diseases like asthma.

Following suitable training, they will be able to give their patients medication such as pain-killers and anti-inflammatories. It will mean that podiatrists and physiotherapists will no longer have to refer their patients to a GP or other doctor.

The first clinicians are likely to ‘Advanced Practitioner’ Physiotherapists and Podiatrists, making them the first in the world to be able to independently prescribe medicines where clinically appropriate.

Follow this link to read the article:

http://www.managementinpractice.com/article/29060/Low_take-up_of_physio_independent_prescribers_predicted


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