After 10 years of campaigning, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists was granted the right to prescribe "any licensed medicine relevant to their particular scope of practice." UK physiotherapists will be able to prescribe medications for conditions such as asthma, neurological conditions,
rheumatological conditions, pain, and more. The article does make a point to say only those with an "advanced practitioner degree" will be able to practice the new changes.
This new responsibility is a HUGE step for physical therapists around the world. It demonstrates that years of perseverance can lead to change. This should be motivation for us to continue to practice highly skilled interventions and work towards true autonomous practice.
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