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Paramedic independent prescribing in primary care – seven steps to success

Edwards, Judith, Coward, Melaine and Carey, Nicola (2020) Paramedic independent prescribing in primary care – seven steps to success Journal of Prescribing Practice.

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Paramedic practice is evolving and the number of advanced paramedics in primary care roles in the UK has risen dramatically. A significant milestone for the paramedic profession, recent legislation granting paramedics independent prescribing rights means UK paramedics are the first worldwide to receive this extension in scope of practice. Paramedic prescribing capability is expected to increase autonomy for independent case management and enhance capacity for service development. Local and national success is however likely to depend on skilful implementation and the avoidance of historical barriers. This article aims to raise awareness of potential barriers to early adoption of paramedic independent prescribing in primary care. It identifies common pitfalls prior to training and provides seven practical steps for paramedics considering pursuing non-medical prescribing training.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Date : 10 June 2020
DOI : 10.12968/jprp.2020.2.6.292
Copyright Disclaimer : This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Journal of Prescribing Practice , copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Uncontrolled Keywords : Paramedic practice; Independent prescribing; Primary care; Implementation; Organisational readiness; Barriers
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 05 Jun 2020 17:33
Last Modified : 05 Oct 2020 13:27

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