Prescriptions: I have received a GP10 that has been signed by a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber, can I dispense it?


As a short-term solution to electronic prescribing for Pharmacist Independent Prescribers (PIPs), there is a pilot starting in November 2016 in NHS Forth Valley, Grampian, GG&C, Highland and Lanarkshire which will see PIPs using standard GP10 forms. By adding their GPhC number to the bottom right corner of their prescriptions and signing, they will fulfil the requirements to make the prescription legal and valid. The forms will otherwise appear to have been generated by a GP, as will the electronic message. This is unavoidable but should not pose an issue as in the event of a query being raised, the GP systems will show who the prescriber was.