GPhC consults on removing ‘barrier’ to independent prescriber training
At present, only doctors are permitted to supervise pharmacist independent prescribers during their training. But in a consultation, due to launch next week, the regulator sets out proposals to “modernise” this training, including allowing trainees to decide whether to instead be overseen by an “experienced pharmacist prescriber”. “This change would remove a potential barrier to the expansion of the number of pharmacist independent prescribers and alleviate pressure on both course providers and, ultimately, service providers,” it said in its council papers. Read more here.