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McLaughlin welcomes physiotherapists prescription move

7 November, 2014 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin has welcomed changes to legislation to allow physiotherapists to independently prescribe certain medications without a doctor's countersignature. 

The chair of the Assembly's health committee said; 

"Legislation allowing physiotherapists to independently prescribe medicines for their patients without a doctor's signature is a welcome step and will give patients increased access to treatment. 

"This has the potential to make a real difference to patients as it will speed up the prescription process.

"It will also help take some of the workload from GPs who are already under a great deal of pressure. 

"We will monitor the outworking of this initiative as it is rolled out across the North." Ends/Críoch

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