Agreements with GPs could be the safe alternative to independent prescribing by pharmacists

The current dispute is an old turf war dressed up as a concern for patient safety, argues Professor Stephen Duckett.
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Professor Stephen Duckett.

Roles of health professionals are still unfortunately often stuck in the past.

That is, before the shift of education of nurses and other health professionals into universities in the 1980s. So many are still not working to their full scope of practice.