Aug 20th, 2013 / Nicki Chick
Have you read the press today? Matt Todman our Consultant Physiotherapist comments:
We hope this legislation will smooth the way in insuring that patients have cohesive, joined up medical care rather than being interrupted by inconvenient appointment times and waiting lists: to be able to prescribe patients appropriate medication allowing them to get better, quicker, faster can only be a positive for all concerned.
Physiotherapists and podiatrists will be able to prescribe medication for pain relief, diabetic foot ulcers and arthritic disorders independently from GPs under new legislation taking effect today.
’Physiotherapists would be able to prescribe medicines for symptoms such as pain and inflammation. The opportunity to prescribe pain relief and other medicines would help many patients to respond more quickly to their treatment.’
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