Doc outrage over non-med prescribing plan

The AMA and RACGP attacked the draft Health Professionals Prescribing Pathway after the Standing Council on Health, a body made up of the state, territory and federal health ministers, backed the Health Workforce Australia-developed blueprint at a meeting in Tasmania earlier this month.

“The pathway sets out the steps required for a health professional to achieve safe and competent prescribing of medicines within their scope of practice,” the council said in a communiqué.