Impact assessment

Proposals to Introduce Independent Prescribing by Podiatrists: Impact Assessment

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Impact assessment (IA 1019) on independent prescribing by podiatrists.

Documents

Proposals to introduce independent prescribing by podiatrists

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Podiatrist EA Final Stage

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The introduction of independent prescribing by podiatrists has potential to improve access to medicines by hard to reach and marginalised groups including the homeless, travellers and offenders and to streamline care for other groups - particularly for older people and those with disabilities.

It may be used in a wide range of settings including hospital, community, care homes and a patient’s home.