Universities welcome greater AHP prescribing powers

26 February 2016

The Council of Deans of Health, which represents UK universities providing nursing, midwifery and allied health education and research, has welcomed today’s Ministerial announcement that dietitians, therapeutic radiographers and orthoptists throughout the UK are to be given greater prescribing rights.

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Chair of the Council of Deans of Health said:

“We have already seen that non-medical prescribing has had a major positive impact on the quality and efficiency of healthcare, so extending prescribing rights for these three allied health professions will add significant additional benefit to patients.”

“We remain committed to supporting any further work by NHS England to consider introducing similar proposals for paramedics and diagnostic radiographers.”

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Notes to editors:

1. The Council of Deans of Health is the voice of the deans and heads of UK university faculties for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. For further information: www.councilofdeans.org.uk.
2. For more information on this press release, please contact Jon Eames, Membership and Communications Officer, 07496 693806.

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