New guidelines have been issued to nurses and other healthcare professionals who prescribe medication online or over the phone to ensure it is being done safely and correctly.
Several health regulatory agencies, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), have jointly agreed a set of ‘high level’ principles for good practice during remote consultations. Regulators also noted risks with prescribing online, via video link or over the phone, due to some individuals who might attempt to gain access to medicines which can cause serious harm.
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