The Council of the GPhC has approved new guidance for pharmacist prescribers to ensure that they provide safe and effective care when prescribing. The Guidance for pharmacist prescribers covers five key areas that pharmacist prescribers must consider in order to prescribe safely and effectively. These are: Taking responsibility for prescribing safely. Keeping up to date and prescribing within their level of competence. Working in partnership with other healthcare professionals and persons seeking care. Prescribing considerations and clinic judgement. Raising concerns.
In the second in a series of professional dilemmas that will follow a pharmacists new to working in general practice.