UK physiotherapists can independently prescribe medication

UK physiotherapists can independently prescribe medicationThe Department of Health has proclaimed that physiotherapists within the United Kingdom can become primary within the world to be able to start prescribing independent medication to their patients.

Confirming plans that were made public in 2012, the care and support minister Norman Lamb aforementioned that the new legislation, which is able to conjointly empower podiatrists to prescribe medicines, and help cutting down GPs' time.

Currently, physios and podiatrists should refer a patient to a physician so as to induce a prescription. Practitioners need to issue prescriptions that can ought to complete a course and can solely prescribe medications in their specific space.

The changes can acquire force once the primary wave of courses has been completed in summer 2014.

Lamb aforementioned, "This modification won't solely profit patients by creating it additionally convenient to induce treatment however it'll conjointly unencumber valuable physician time. We have taken measures showing that the NHS is at the forefront of attention, paving the manner for different countries. Physiotherapists and podiatrists are extremely competent professionals and these changes can enable them to relinquish higher care to the uncountable individuals with acute and future conditions."