Independent prescribing is intended to support and enhance the overall delivery of care to patients within a wide range of circumstances and the devolution of prescribing from medical practitioners has been in place for several years. In 2018, legislation was passed in the UK allowing for paramedics to also undertake training to become independent prescribers. Independent prescribing is now carried out by those paramedics who are practising at an advanced level and have a role in clinical practice for which prescribing is a benefit to patient care.
This book is the first guide on independent prescribing for paramedics reflecting the 2018 legislation. Bringing together a range of specialist authors, the book supports the College of Paramedics’ practice guidance and also covers the theoretical knowledge and context associated with independent prescribing. It will appeal to any paramedic working at an advanced level with an interest in independent prescribing as well as senior student paramedics who are interested in further development post-registration.