RPS calls for all pharmacists to be prescribers in Scotland

The next Scottish government should tackle barriers to pharmacist prescribing and work towards an NHS in which all pharmacists can prescribe medicines, according to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in its manifesto for the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary elections. The RPS Scotland says that the NHS needs to make better use of pharmacists, to meet the increasing demands that face it with fewer resources. Over 70% of its members believe that there are still barriers within the health service to pharmacist prescribing.