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Non-Medical Prescribing in Wessex

Health Education England's local team of Wessex has approximately 1,450 Non-Medical prescribers (NMPs) and this service has been shown to be hugely cost effective and demonstrates an improved quality of care.

Health professionals such as Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Physiotherapists, Chiropodists, Radiographers, Podiatrists and Pharmacists go through training to become independent or supplementary prescribers. It is estimated that annually, NHS England saves £777 million and this could be increased further by at least £270 million, if more NMPs were employed within Primary Care (Nursing Times - Dec 2015).