|Welcome to the non-medical prescribing web pages containing links to related documents, publications, articles of interest, links to
|other websites aimed to inform about all aspects of non-medical prescribing.
|Since 1999, all district nurses and health visitors have been able to prescribe independently from a limited formulary of medicines
|and medicinal products to treat conditions they encounter and are skilled to deal with (Nurse Prescribers' Formulary for
|In 2002 the law changed to enable other nurses to prescribe more medicines for a wider range of medical conditions after
|undergoing a rigorous degree-level education programme. Since then, the staff groups who can prescribe in some way has
|expanded and now includes nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists, radiographers, physiotherapists and optometrists. The range of
|medicines has also increased to include most medicines for any medical condition the practitioner is competent to manage.
|Please note that the Approval to practice and annual declaration form should be returned before the non-medical prescriber
can be registered with the NHSBSA and prescribe in the practice. It must be updated annually before any changes are made to prescribing.