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Experiences of physiotherapist independent prescribers: impact, facilitators and barriers

Morris, Gary and Courtenay, Molly ORCID: 2017. Experiences of physiotherapist independent prescribers: impact, facilitators and barriers. Physiotherapy 103 (S1) 10.1016/

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Purpose: In 2013 the UK became the first country in the world to grant independent prescribing (IP) rights to physiotherapists. UK nurses and pharmacists have had IP rights since 2006 with noted positive impact on practice and patient experience. Despite the reported benefits, implementation of prescribing by nurses and pharmacists has been inconsistent both within and across healthcare organisations. Research has found that these prescribers have experienced multiple barriers and facilitators to their prescribing role which may help to explain these inconsistencies. The aim of this research was to explore the experiences of physiotherapist IPs working in one musculoskeletal service (MSK) with regards to the impact of IP on practice, and barriers and facilitators to the their prescribing role.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2023 16:45

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