December 2019: Independent prescribing

Read through the scenario below, think about what you would do and then check our expert advice to see if we agree.

Case on independent prescribing

I am keen to start offering my patients a myopia management intervention using atropine. My local hospital pharmacy can provide me with a ‘specials’ supply of low dose atropine, but I am confused about the prescribing rules. I am an independent prescribing optometrist, can I prescribe 0.01% atropine?

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