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Pharmacy Law and Ethics - Prescriptions

The Human Medicines Regulations 2012

Source: legislation.gov.uk
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The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 – description of each Part

This document provides a brief overview of each Part of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1916). It is intended as a reference material to help users and has no legal effect.

The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1916) – table of origins

This document shows how the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 consolidate UK medicines legislation. It is intended as a reference material to help users and has no legal effect.

Source: webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk
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The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013

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ABPI Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry 2015 together with the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority

The Code covers the promotion of medicines for prescribing to both health professionals and other relevant decision makers. It also includes requirements for interactions with health professionals. In addition it sets standards for the provision of information about prescription only medicines to the public and patients, including patient organisations.

Source: pmcpa.org.uk
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Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority
Quick Guide to the Code for Health Professionals

The ABPI Code of Practice controls how pharmaceutical companies can promote prescription medicines to health professionals in the UK and the information they can provide to patients and the public about prescription only medicines

Source: pmcpa.org.uk
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Royal Pharmaceutical Society Guide: The Supply of Veterinary Medicines (POM-V & POM-VPS) on Prescription

This guide will highlight the things to look out for when supplying POM-V and POM-VPS medicines against a veterinary prescription. As a pharmacist you will be familiar with the requirements when making a supply of a human medicine against a prescription for human use. This guide shows the additional requirements that you need to be aware of when supplying POM-V or POM-VPS products against a veterinary prescription compared to the supply of a human medicine against a human prescription.

Source: rpharms.com
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Product Information Database

Welcome to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate Product Information page.

Here you will find details of all veterinary medicinal products currently authorised in the UK together with a list of suspended and recently expired products. Homeopathic products and Specified Feed Additives are also listed.

Source: gov.uk
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Veterinary medicines guidance
Veterinary Medicines Directorate

This is a collection of veterinary medicines guidance (formerly VMGNs) which have been created as a guide for the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.

Source: gov.uk
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The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013

Source: legislation.gov.uk
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National Office of Animal Health

Welcome to the web version of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines.

Access the data sheets and SPCs using the tabs at the top of the page – alphabetically, by active ingredient, by company, by species, or by therapeutic indication.

Source: noahcompendium.co.uk
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British Small Animal Veterinary Association Guide to the Use of Veterinary Medicines

Welcome to the second edition of the BSAVA Guide to the Use of Veterinary Medicines. We hope that these pages will provide a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the safe and legal use of veterinary medicines in companion animals in the UK, for all members of the veterinary team.

The medicines guide from the BSAVA has been developed to help you navigate the minefield of issues, changes and regulations that face our profession. Edited by Fred Nind and Pam Mosedale, with contributions from experts in this field, the guide is an invaluable, reassuring resource for your practice.

  • Created by experts in medicine & dispensing regulations and best practice
  • Updated regularly
  • Easy-to-use quick reference with useful links
  • 20 helpful sections
Source: bsava.com
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Veterinary Medicines Advice for Pharmacists

This leaflet explains the specific requirements for prescribing and supplying veterinary medicines by pharmacists. In addition to supplying medicines against a prescription from a veterinary surgeon, pharmacists may also supply certain medicines against a ‘pharmacist’s prescription’.

Source: gov.uk
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How to qualify to prescribe or supply animal medicines

Information covered includes:

  • the categories of medicine that an SQP can prescribe and/or supply
  • the different types of SQP
  • what a qualified veterinary nurse needs to do to become an SQP to prescribe or supply veterinary medicines
  • what others need to do to become an SQP
Source: gov.uk
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Part XVIIA - Dental Prescribing
The August 2017 Electronic Drug Tariff

List of Preparations approved by the Secretary of State for Health as respects England and the Welsh Ministers as respects Wales which may be prescribed on form FP10(D) by Dentists for National Health Service patients

Source: nhsbsa.nhs.uk
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Part XVIIA - Dental Prescribing
The July 2017 Electronic Drug Tariff

List of Preparations approved by the Secretary of State for Health as respects England and the Welsh Ministers as respects Wales which may be prescribed on form FP10(D) by Dentists for National Health Service patients

Source: nhsbsa.nhs.uk
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Guidance on prescribing medicines
General Dental Council

Under the various National Health Service (and equivalent) Regulations in the UK dentists can prescribe certain medicines to NHS patients.

Source: gdc-uk.org
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Drug Prescribing For Dentistry
Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme

Dental prescribing within the NHS is restricted to drugs included in the Dental Practitioner's Formulary, which is incorporated within the 'British National Formulary' (BNF) and 'BNF for Children' (BNFC). To facilitate easy access to information that is most relevant to primary care dental practice, the SDCEP guidance 'Drug Prescribing For Dentistry' brings together advice on dental prescribing from the BNF and BNFC and presents it in a problem-orientated style. The information on drug prescribing contained in the second edition of the guidance is based on BNF 61 and BNFC 2011.

Source: sdcep.org.uk
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When can dentists supply medicines?
Prepared by UK Medicines Information (UKMi) pharmacists for NHS healthcare professionals

This Q&A aims to clarify the legal status of medicines in the UK and when and how they may be supplied by dentists to patients.

Source: evidence.nhs.uk
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Is This Prescription Form Valid?

Only certain types of prescription form can be dispensed on the NHS and therefore it is important for pharmacy contractors to be able to identify which form types are permissible and which are not.

The following prescriptions forms can be dispensed by NHS community pharmacies in England and Wales.

Source: psnc.org.uk
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Current and Out of Date Prescription Form Versions

The table overleaf shows current, out of date and obsolete versions of the prescription form.

Source: nhsbsa.nhs.uk
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Who Can Prescribe What?

Different types of prescribers hold different prescribing rights. It is important for pharmacy contractors to be able to identify which products which prescriber types are entitled to prescribe.

The table chart below provides details of the prescribing rights of different types of prescriber.

Source: psnc.org.uk
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Prescribers and FP10 Prescriptions

On completion of this package you will:

  • Be able to write FP10 prescriptions to comply with legal requirements
  • Be able to identify which health professionals are allowed to write prescriptions
  • Know where to find out whether a product can be prescribed on FP10
  • Know the extra information to include on a prescription for a controlled drug
Source: nhsbsa.nhs.uk
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General Medical Council | List of Registered Practitioners

This page provides information about our online Register, the List of Registered Medical Practitioners. This provides a list of doctors and their status on the Register.

Source: gmc-uk.org
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General Dental Council
Search the Registers

To confirm whether a dental professional is registered with us and able to practise in the UK, you can search our Registers below. These are updated daily.

Source: gdc-uk.org
Pharmacy Resource: Online Register
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Search the register | Nursing & Midwifery Council

Look up the registration status of any nurse or midwife in the UK

We provide details of nurses and midwives who:

  • have effective registration with no restrictions and cautions, with registration fees having been paid and registration is up to date.
  • are on our register but have restrictions on their practice or a caution order.
  • have been suspended or removed from our register since 1 January 2008 and are not currently allowed to practise.
Source: nmc.org.uk
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General Pharmaceutical Council
Independent Prescriber and Supplementary Prescriber

We maintain a comprehensive, fully up-to-date, pharmacy register. As part of this, all pharmacists who are currently licensed to practise in Britain must renew their registration with us annually and you can check their details and registration status here. You can also see details of any Fitness to Practise decisions relating to a registrant.

Source: pharmacyregulation.org
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Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland
Independent Prescriber and Supplementary Prescriber

To confirm whether a Pharmacist is currently registered with us and therefore able to practise in Northern Ireland, you can search the Register. This is updated daily and is the most up to date reference for the public and employers on the status of Pharmacists registered within Northern Ireland. Displayed is the Pharmacist’s name, the date they were registered, registration number and any relevant additional information, including if a Pharmacist is registered as a prescriber.

Source: psni.org.uk
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General Optical Council
Supplementary Prescribing and Independent Prescribing

The GOC register is the statutory list of the individual practitioners who are qualified and fit to practise optometry or dispensing optics in the UK. Optometrists and dispensing opticians must, by law, be registered with us to practise.

Source: optical.org
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Check the Register/List - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

We register veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to practise in the UK, on the basis of their educational qualifications and continued ethical and professional good standing.

You can check the registration or listing status of individuals using the search tool below.

Source: rcvs.org.uk
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Health and Care Professions Council
Independent Prescriber and Supplementary Prescriber

We currently regulate the following professions: arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England and speech and language therapists.

To check the Register you will need to know the profession of the person whose registration you wish to check.

Source: hcpc-uk.org
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General Medical Council Guidance
Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices

This guidance provides more detailed advice on how to comply with these principles when prescribing and managing medicines and medical devices, including appliances.

Source: gmc-uk.org
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Guidance on Prescribing
Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group

The purpose of this policy is to outline expectations for NHS prescribing, detailing standards that all prescribers are expected to adhere to. It also seeks to provide clarification for prescribing situations not covered by the NHS or where NHS responsibility for prescribing is not clear.

Source: eastbournehailshamandseafordccg.nhs.uk
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Prescribing Dilemmas: A Guide for Prescribers
All Wales Medicines Strategy Group

This document provides guidance for health professionals regarding prescribing situations not covered by the NHS, including private care and private prescriptions, travel, foodstuffs, infertility treatment, minor ailments, homoeopathy, erectile dysfunction, prescribing for self and family, visitors from overseas, unlicensed medicines, and prescribing outside national guidance.

Source: awmsg.org
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Prescribing Dilemmas
Advice for prescribers in County Durham and Darlington

This document provides guidance on a range of dilemmas prescribers may come across in practice and answers to frequently asked questions surrounding prescribing and medicines management for health professionals working within County Durham and Darlington.

Source: medicines.necsu.nhs.uk
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Prescribing in General Practice
British Medical Association

Doctors have specific clinical rights and responsibilities in relation to prescribing. This guidance contains FAQs on prescribing of use to doctors as well as answering general issues around prescribing when dealing with queries from patients.

Source: bma.org.uk
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Blue Guide: Advertising and Promotion of Medicines in the UK
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Follow this guide if you are advertising or promoting a medicine in the UK.

The Third Edition was published in August 2012. It reflects changes to the law relating to advertising of medicines, particularly following the consolidation of most medicines legislation in the Human Medicines Regulations 2012. It also includes updated guidance in a number of areas of concern, most notably providing information about unlicensed medicines or before the grant of an MA in section 4.2.

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Advertising of medicines: Guidance for consumer websites offering medicinal treatment services
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

This guidance covers all websites for consumers, registered in the UK or aimed at the UK audience, which provide services that may lead to the prescription and supply of a POM. Such sites must not promote POMs to the public as this is in breach of UK medicines advertising legislation.

Source: webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk
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Prescription direction statement
PSNC, Pharmacy Voice and the British Medical Association

'Prescription direction' occurs where a patient is being directed by their GP practice to a certain pharmacy to have their prescription dispensed.

Source: bma.org.uk
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PSNC Briefing 095/13: Direction of Prescriptions

This PSNC Briefing includes summaries of the regulations and guidance relevant to this topic, as well as an update on PSNC’s work in the area, and may be of use to contractors and LPCs affected by the issue.

Source: psnc.org.uk
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Prescribing for situations not overed by the NHS
Advice for Health Professionals
NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

This advice covers the provision of prescriptions to a patient registered on the list of a general medical practitioner, or temporary resident. It does not cover the provision of private services to members of the public who are not registered with the practice.

Source: midessexccg.nhs.uk
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Focus on excessive prescribing

We are aware of cases where PCOs and LMCs seem to be taking a different view on what is excessive prescribing, and in some cases PCOs are making financial threats to practices.

Source: bma.org.uk
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The interface between NHS and private treatment: a practical guide for doctors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Guidance from the BMA Medical Ethics Department

The interface between the NHS and private treatment: a practical guide for doctors in Scotland

Guidance from the BMA Medical Ethics Department

Source: bma.org.uk
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Registration and Entitlement to Free NHS Care

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Policy on medicine supply for British Nationals going abroad and eligibility for NHS services
NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

If you are away from the UK for less than three months you may be able to get free or reduced healthcare if you are visiting another country.

Source: midessexccg.nhs.uk
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Prescribing for patients living or travelling abroad or otherwise absent from the UK
Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee Policy Statement

If a person is going to be abroad for over 3 months then all they are entitled to at NHS expense is a sufficient supply of regular medications to get to the destination and find an alternative supply of that medication

Source: panmerseyapc.nhs.uk
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Focus on travel immunisation
British Medical Association

Our summary guidance explains which travel immunisations are available on the NHS and which can be charged for privately.

Source: bma.org.uk
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Guidance on prescribing issues relating to overseas travel
Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group

This document attempts to clarify the national guidance on which vaccines and drugs may be prescribed on the NHS and those that should be prescribed privately. It also provides further information on issues that may arise when prescribing for travellers.

Source: telfordccg.nhs.uk
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Prescribing Policy
Malaria Prophylaxis

This policy defines the decision made by NHS Wirral regarding supply of medicines for malaria prophylaxis following a full evidence review.

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society Practice Guide: EEA Prescriptions

Any pharmacist who might be presented with a prescription from an EEA country1 or Switzerland, or asked to make an emergency supply for a patient whose doctor, dentist, pharmacist or nurse is registered to prescribe in an EEA country or Switzerland.

Source: rpharms.com
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Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland's Professional Guidance on Dispensing Prescriptions issued by doctors and dentists in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland

Since 3rd November 2008, pharmacists in the UK have been able to dispense a prescription issued by a doctor or dentist registered in an EEA country or Switzerland.

Source: psni.org.uk
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