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Non-medical prescribing

This leaflet explains what non-medical prescribing is

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In the past, only doctors could prescribe medicines. In recent years, a number of changes have been made to prescribing laws. These changes now allow other health professionals such as nurses and pharmacists to prescribe medicines once they have completed a period of specialist training. This is known as non-medical prescribing. Nonmedical prescribing has been introduced to make it easier and quicker for you to get medicines you need.