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Pharmacist independent prescribers


Pharmacist independent prescribers can diagnose conditions and prescribe medicines to patients. There is an increasing demand for pharmacist independent prescribers, who often work in GP practices as well as in other healthcare settings.

Pharmacists need to undertake an additional qualification to become an independent prescriber. The General Pharmaceutical Council are consulting on new standards for the education and training of pharmacist independent prescribers which will help to make sure that pharmacist independent prescribers have the necessary knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to provide safe and effective care to the people using their services.

You can find out more about the consultation on education and training standards for pharmacist independent prescribers on their website and on social media by following #PIPconsultation.