GP leaders warn of safety risk in allied prescribing plan

The work is part of an ongoing review by HWA and the National Prescribing Service examining ways to better utilise the existing health workforce including discussion about increasing allied health practitioners' ability to prescribe drugs related to their scope of practice.

However AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said that without a major overhaul of prescribing standards in Australia, any such proposal would lead to an increase in the rate of prescribing misadventure and would significantly risk patient safety.

“We assume that prescribing in this

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