Role of the Prescriber

  • Prescribers are responsible for prescribing medications in line with guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • Prescribers must complete an initial assessment to ensure medication is prescribed
  • Ensuring there are no contraindications (reasons why the medication would be unsuitable for the individual)
  • Explaining why the medication is required, what effects it will have, any social instructions that need to be followed and any side effects that may be experienced
  • Ensure their prescriptions comply with the legal requirements of the Human Medicines regulations 2012 and the Misuse of Drugs Act (1971)

Types of Prescribers



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