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Prescribing and treating yourself and others close to you

You should not treat yourself or someone you have a close relationship to you, or prescribe or prepare written orders for POM drugs for your own personal use or for the use of anyone you have a close personal relationship to, unless in exceptional circumstances171
If you prescribe for yourself or someone close to you, you should: 
  1. record this in the patient notes, including your relationship to the patient and the reason for the necessity of prescribing
  2. tell the patient’s GP and others treating the patient, if relevant, what you have prescribed and other information required for continuity of care, unless the patient objects.