The complex challenge of prescribing as an ACP physiotherapist

Craig Boggon, Claire Pryor

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Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) has been developing over the last couple of decades. As part of their NMP course, the author explores some of the legal, professional and ethical complexities that await them and other Health Care Professional Council workers upon conclusion of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society NMP framework. Focus is made to the application of NMP from a physiotherapists background working in an Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) role working in paediatric intensive care. This commentary critiques some of the dilemmas that may present regarding legislation, regulation and the inability to prescribe controlled drugs independently.
Solutions using Clinical Management Plans are presented, alongside ideas for future development of prescribing ACPs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal for Advancing Practice
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Sept 2023

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