Independent Prescribing in Practice


Physiotherapists have been authorised to train as Independent Prescribers since 2012.

However there are certain commonly used pain medications which they are still unable to prescribe under current legislations - which are they and why?


Under current legislation Independent Prescribing physiotherapists are allowed to prescribe only a list of 7 'controlled drugs' (morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone, dihydrocodeine, temazepam, diazepam, lorazepam).

Therefore under current legislation commonly used analgesics such as tramadol, codeine and buprenorphine could not be prescribed by independently prescribing physiotherapists and would require another route of prescription.

For more on Independent Prescribing for Physiotherapists join us for this webinar with tutor David Baker BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP SRP.

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