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Medicines and prescribing rights

Working with medicines is routine for most of our professions. However, it comes with higher levels of risk compared with other areas of practice

It is important registrants therefore understand the law and what they can and cannot do. If working in this area, you will need to know:

  • Your profession’s rights when it comes to administering and prescribing certain medicines
  • What those rights mean, and how you can use these in practice
  • Where to get further advice and support

Each of our professions has different rights when it comes to medicines and prescribing. If practising in these areas, is important you understand what they mean and how to use them in your practice.

Page updated on: 25/03/2021