3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.3.5Prescriptions from the EEA or Switzerland

Prescriptions and repeatable prescriptions issued by an approved health professional in an approved country are legally recognised in the UK. Emergency supplies for patients of these healthcare professionals are also permitted.


Approved health professionals include doctors and dentists as well as other professions with prescribing rights i.e. chiropodists or podiatrists, nurses (including community nurses), optometrists, paramedics, pharmacists, physiotherapists and therapeutic radiographers.