3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.3.14 Prescriber types and prescribing restrictions

Doctors are by far the largest group of prescribers who, along with dentists and veterinary surgeons, are able to prescribe on registration. They have been joined over the years by independent and supplementary prescribers from a range of other healthcare professions who are able to prescribe within their scope of practice once they have completed an approved education programme.

All prescribers should recognise the limits of their own knowledge and skill and prescribe within their own competence and clinical expertise.