Professor Geraldine Walters CBE PhD RN, Executive Director, Professional Practice at the NMC has today issued further clarification on prescribing and has made specific reference to prescribing non-surgical medicinal products being used for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes.
The NMC statement is reproduced below: ‘As you know, prescribing of medications is a regulated activity, requiring high professional standards. We know that the majority of our professionals prescribe safely and effectively and in line with our standards.
These queries are from nurses and midwives, members of the public, and those who have concerns about prescribing practice. Often, they’re in relation to prescribing in the cosmetic and aesthetic context. All prescribers must take individual responsibility for their prescribing decisions.
As someone with a prescribing qualification, we want to help you deliver the best and safest care. I’m writing to summarise the requirements that are relevant to your prescribing practice. I also want to highlight those that are most relevant to remote prescribing, and prescribing of medicinal products, including nonsurgical medicinal products being used for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes. '
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