The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has published a new GB-wise policy on independent prescribing. 

It maintains that greater use of pharmacist independent prescribers (PIPs) will increase patient access to medicines and support, and believes all pharmacists in direct patient care roles should have access to independent prescriber training.

Key recommendations in the new policy document on independent prescribing include: 
·  New models of care should enable PIPs to routinely use their skills and knowledge to benefit patient care
·  A clear pathway must be developed for pharmacists to become qualified Independent Prescribers.

RPS President Ash Soni commented: “Pharmacists have a unique and in-depth education in all aspects of medicines and medicines use, essential to the safe monitoring, support and treatment of patients. PIPs must become part of the multidisciplinary team to improve health outcomes and help overcome some of the challenges in today’s NHS.

“Opportunities for PIPs are increasing due to innovations in the way health services are shaped and delivered. I can only see this trend increasing as we move towards more integrated care.  

“We want to see these recommendations implemented to drive quality improvements in the delivery of care. More PIPs would also increase capacity in the system and reduce demand on primary care and acute and emergency services.”

Recommended

Increase in October concession price for Risperidone

The PSNC has announced that last month’s price concession for a pack of 60 Risperidone 2mg tablets has risen to &p...

Community pharmacy clinical audit published

The audit looks at advising people with diabetes on the importance of receiving their annual seasonal flu vaccination.




This website is for healthcare professionals, people who work in pharmacy and pharmacy students. By clicking into any content, you confirm this describes you and that you agree to Independent Pharmacist's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We use essential, performance, functional and advertising cookies to give you a better web experience. Find out how to manage these cookies here. We also use Interest Based Advertising Cookies to display relevant advertisements on this and other websites based on your viewing behaviour. By clicking "Accept" you agree to the use of these Cookies and our Cookie Policy.