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gp complaintsFebruary 29 2016

Therapeutic radiographers will be able to register as independent prescribers, and registered dietitians will be added to the list of supplementary prescribers from April 1.

The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2016 also amend the legislation to allow registered orthoptists to supply General Sales List, Pharmacy and certain Prescription Only Medicines, and to enable registered midwives to supply diamorphine, morphine and pethidine hydrochloride.

The POMs that registered orthoptists will be able to supply “in the course of their professional practice” will be: atropine, cyclopentolate, tropicamide, lidocaine with fluorescein, oxybuprocaine, proxymetacaine, tetracaine, chloramphenicol, and fusidic acid.

Announcing the legislative changes, Life Sciences Minister George Freeman said: “Expanding prescribing, supply and administration responsibilities to a wider group of healthcare professionals such as therapeutic radiographers, dietitians and orthoptists is good news for patients who will be able to access high quality services more quickly and conveniently.

“It will also help to drive up efficiency by freeing up doctors’ time to care for patients with more complex health care needs and reduce bureaucracy.”

NHS England said that following amendments to the UK-wide legislation, eligible practitioners will be able to undertake training programmes as they are approved by the Health and Care Professions Council over the next 18 months. “The NHS regulations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are matters for consideration by the relevant Devolved Administrations.”

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The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2016

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