Pharmacist Independent Prescribing
RPS has made three core recommendations to support the increased use of pharmacist independent prescribers (PIPs) over the next decade.
As medication regimes become more specialised and complex, the role of PIPs have become increasingly important in the delivery of high-quality clinical care. Greater use of PIPs within the multi-disciplinary team will expand patient access to care, improve capacity in the health care system and improve individual health outcomes.
What we are calling for...
- Establishing the right infrastructure, systems, and tools to enable patients to benefit from PIPs as part of routine care
- Developing the highly trained PIP workforce required to work routinely as part of multi-professional teams in all health care settings
- Providing ongoing professional development for PIPs as well as expanding their role in teaching and peer support.
Read our Recommendations on pharmacist independent prescribers.
The RPS prescribing page provides resources to help prescribers.