New legislation has come into force to allow advanced paramedics to prescribe medicines to patients. As of 1 April 2018, paramedics were able to undertake training in independent and supplementary prescribing.
Paramedics who undertake and successfully complete an approved prescribing programme will have their registration annotated to record their ability to practice as a prescriber.
You are now able to admit paramedics to approved prescribing programmes. You do not need to inform us that you are admitting paramedics, unless this will impact on your model of training. If you plan to start a new prescribing programme, you will still need seek approval before any learners start.
Read more about approving programmes