Independent prescribing: are you following the script?

The processes around issuing prescriptions can be confusing. Steve Smethurst asks: what’s required from independent prescribers and what differences divide the UK’s four nations?

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The need for timely prescribing to facilitate excellent patient care has grown with the advent of acute eye care services in community settings, and as independent prescribers (IPs) provide patients with faster access to treatments. IP status also demonstrates a commitment to continuous self-development.

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