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Do hospital pharmcists prescribe medicines?

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    do they?
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    Not sure if hospital pharmacists prescribe, I doubt it as if a patient was in a hospital then they would have seen a doctor for a prescription.

    I know community pharmacists can prescribe certain things though.
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    This might help you mate:

    http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/...onditions.aspx
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    Hospital pharmacists can qualify for supplementary prescribing and/or independent prescribing.

    Supplementary prescribing refers to a patient first being assessed by a doctor, who prepares a "Clinical Management Plan", which is agreed to by the patient. The pharmacist can then prescribe medicines that are relevant to the implementation of this plan. The pharmacist is not meant to diagnose or come up with radical treatments in this scheme; that's left to the doctor. He is simply able to carry out basic monitoring of the patient and prescribe as appropriate, or deal with repeat prescriptions. I think that I remember reading somebody complaining that the fact that the approval of the doctor and patient is required leaves little independence and responsibility.

    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/M...ing/DH_4123034

    Independent prescribing refers to the pharmacist having the ability to prescribe any non-controlled drug to patients with illnesses that fall within their competency. They have true professional independence and accountability.

    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/M...ing/DH_4133943
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    (Original post by Armaros)
    Hospital pharmacists can qualify for supplementary prescribing and/or independent prescribing.

    Supplementary prescribing refers to a patient first being assessed by a doctor, who prepares a "Clinical Management Plan", which is agreed to by the patient. The pharmacist can then prescribe medicines that are relevant to the implementation of this plan. The pharmacist is not meant to diagnose or come up with radical treatments in this scheme; that's left to the doctor. He is simply able to carry out basic monitoring of the patient and prescribe as appropriate, or deal with repeat prescriptions. I think that I remember reading somebody complaining that the fact that the approval of the doctor and patient is required leaves little independence and responsibility.

    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/M...ing/DH_4123034

    Independent prescribing refers to the pharmacist having the ability to prescribe any non-controlled drug to patients with illnesses that fall within their competency. They have true professional independence and accountability.

    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/M...ing/DH_4133943
    read the news, from next month IP can prescribe controlled drug. hospital pharmacists have huge input in which medicines are to be used, often correcting doctors mistakes.
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    (Original post by levantine)
    do they?
    Technically yes, they can take an additional qualification and do so. It is however my experience that very few choose to do so.

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