Pharmacists have had the opportunity to train as independent prescribers since 2006. Since then many pharmacists have achieved the qualification. This is the first in a series of professional dilemmas that will seek to understand how pharmacists would approach certain situations in relation to being an independent prescriber.
Make no mistake pharmacist independent prescribing can easily become a very risky and potentially dangerous activity if the level of competence of the prescriber is not sufficient.
Simple answer… Make fewer decisions. Recently I was speaking to a GP colleague about the ways to protect oneself from decision fatigue. Decision fatigue is a serious issue for anyone in a high volume, high turnover medical job. He had some great insights into the problem and the solutions. What are the […]
Sam Falconer talks about community pharmacy prescribing in Scotland, the need for more funding and hope for the future
Community pharmacy contractors in Scotland can once again avail of funding to run community pharmacy independent prescribing clinics. The total value of money allocated for the financial year 2019/20 remains unchanged from last year at £1 million.