Use of exemptions within the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 by Orthoptists

Further to an announcement from George Freeman MP (Minister for Life Sciences, Department of Health) on Friday 26 February 2016, orthoptists are able to supply and administer medicines under exemptions, following successful completion of a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved training programme.

NHS England hosted a public consultation on proposals to allow Orthoptists to sell, supply & administer medicines under exemptions within Human Medicines Regulations 2012 across the United Kingdom between February and April 2015.

The changes in legislation are supported by the following information: