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Remote prescribing by Doctors

15th July

A new statement has been announced by the GMC to clarify the issue on remote prescribing:

You must undertake a physical examination of patients before prescribing non-surgical cosmetic medicinal products such as Botox, Dysport or Vistabel or other injectable cosmetic medicines. You must not therefore prescribe these medicines by telephone, fax, video-link, or online.

To see the full statement, which comes into effect on the 23rd July 2012, click here.

With our list of face to face prescribers this shouldn’t be an issue for non prescribing nurses. We’ll make sure you get a comprehensive list of prescribers in your training file.

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