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The Campaign

The #PrescribingNow campaign is calling on the UK Government to use the powers it has under the Medicines and Medical Devices Act (2021) to extend independent prescribing responsibilities to dietitians, occupational therapists, orthoptists, diagnostic radiographers, and speech and language therapists where it is safe and appropriate to do so within the scope of their professional practice. 

The campaign is a partnership between the British Dietetic Association, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the British and Irish Orthoptic Society, the Society of Radiographers, and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. 

It builds on the collective work these organisations did during the passage through Parliament of the Medicines and Medical Devices Act when MPs and peers advocated for us to be granted prescribing responsibilities. 

The #PrescribingNow campaign is supported by the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists as prosthetists and orthotists will be seeking independent prescribing responsibilities in the future. 

 

Campaign Resources

We have developed a number of resources to help you support the #PrescribingNow campaign

If you are an SLT, OT, dietitian, diagnostic radiographer, orthoptist, orthotist or prosthetist, you can:

    1. Take part in our e-action  to contact your MP
    2. Download our Toolkit to learn more about how you can support #PrescribingNow
    3. Download the #PrescribingNow Logos to use on social media
    4. Download our template letter to send to your MP to send to your local MP. You can find your local MP using the postcode checker below

 

If you are another healthcare professional

If you are another healthcare professional who supports our call, you can also use the material above – tailor the letter to your MP by highlighting why you support us being granted independent prescribing responsibilities and why it would help you.

 

If you are an MP

 

If you are a member of the House of Lords

 

For further information, please contact Elissa Cregan at elissa.cregan@rcslt.org

 

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