Supplementary prescribing by Dietitians

Further to an announcement from George Freeman MP (Minister for Life Sciences, Department of Health) on Friday 26 February 2016, eligible dietitians are able to become supplementary prescribers following successful completion of a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved prescribing programme.

NHS England hosted a public consultation on proposals to introduce supplementary prescribing by dietitians across the United Kingdom between February and April 2015.

The changes in legislation are supported by the following information: