What can a physiotherapist prescribe?

What can a physiotherapist prescribe?

They can actually prescribe fewer medicines than a supplementary prescriber, for example, being able to prescribe only seven controlled drugs:

  • Diazepam.
  • Dihydrocodeine.
  • Lorazepam.
  • Morphine.
  • Oxycodone.
  • Temazepam.
  • Fentanyl.

Can physiotherapist write prescriptions?

At present, physiotherapists can only prescribe medication when working with the written authority of a doctor. A Department of Health consultation exercise envisages them being able to prescribe medication for pain relief and conditions such as asthma.

Can a physiotherapist prescribe painkillers?

Nurses and pharmacists are already allowed to prescribe under similar arrangements brought in by the government some years ago. Until now, physiotherapists and podiatrists could prescribe medication, such as painkillers, only when working with the written authority of a doctor as a ‘supplementary prescriber’.

What can physiotherapists prescribe UK?

Currently, physiotherapist SPs can prescribe any medicine, under the terms of the patient-specific Clinical Management Plan (CMP) which has been agreed with a doctor. These include controlled drugs and unlicensed medicines that are listed in the agreed CMP for any medical condition.

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Can physios prescribe diazepam?

Prescribing is an accepted part of physiotherapy practice but may only be performed by physiotherapists who hold an addition HCPC prescriber annotation.

Can physios prescribe Botox?

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Can physios prescribe Tramadol?

Currently, physiotherapist independent prescribers are unable to prescribe tramadol hydrochloride, codeine phosphate, pregabalin and gabapentin for their patients, leading to interruptions and delays in treatment when these medicines are required.

Can physio refer to MRI?

Yes. Physiotherapists and podiatrists can refer you for many types of medical investigations including x-rays, CT scans, bone scans and MRI scans.