Maximising the Benefits and Mitigating the Risks of Pharmacist Independent Prescribing in England

Authors

  • Sumayyah Khalid University of Manchester

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55136/apsj229

Keywords:

independent prescribing, independent prescriber, pharmacist prescribing, pharmacist prescriber, pharmacy degree, pharmacy student, england, Australia

Abstract

The landscape for pharmacist prescribing in England is continuously evolving. Newly qualified pharmacists are set to become independent prescribers at the point of registration by 2025/2026, through a reformed undergraduate MPharm curriculum. Though independent pharmacist prescribers require more tailored support systems, other countries would benefit from adopting England’s progressive approach. This opinion piece examines the risks and benefits of pharmacist independent prescribing in relation to patient and medication safety.

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