Physiotherapists and podiatrists to be able to prescribe drugs

Physiotherapists and podiatrists are to be able to prescribe their patients with medicines including painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, it has been announced by the Department of Health.It will mean that podiatrists and physiotherapists will no longer have to refer their patients back to a doctor if medication is needed. Physiotherapists

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Stroke patients abandoned when they leave hospital

Stroke patients are ‘abandoned’ when they leave hospital leaving carers to shoulder burden due to lack of joined up care, a charity has warned.Stroke patients need support and care at home in order to make a full recovery however many do not even have their needs assessed, the Stroke Association

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