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UK is the First to Empower Physios and Podiatrists to Prescribe Medicines

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 24, 2012 at 11:10 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
United Kingdom may just be setting a new trend in healthcare where Physiotherapists and Podiatrists can begin to prescribe medicines for their patients .

The Department of health made this announcement which promises to bring faster and more effective healthcare services.
 UK is the First to Empower Physios and Podiatrists to Prescribe Medicines
UK is the First to Empower Physios and Podiatrists to Prescribe Medicines
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Following suitable training , it will be possible for the medics to prescribe medications such as painkillers and anti-inflammatories to their patients.

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Health minister Lord Howe said: "Physiotherapists and podiatrists are highly trained clinicians who play a vital role in ensuring patients receive integrated care that helps them recover after treatment or manage a long-term condition successfully. By introducing these changes, we aim to make the best use of their skills and allow patients to benefit from a faster and more effective service."



Source: Medindia
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