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Amendment of the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1995

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2.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) of the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1995(1)–

(a)for the definition of “independent nurse prescriber”(2) substitute–

“independent nurse prescriber” means a person–

(a)

who is registered in the Nursing and Midwifery Register; and

(b)

against whose name is recorded in that register an annotation signifying that he or she is qualified to order drugs, medicines and appliances as a community practitioner nurse prescriber, a nurse independent prescriber or a nurse independent/supplementary prescriber;;

(b)for the definition of “nurses and midwives' professional register”(3) substitute–

“Nursing and Midwifery Register” means the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council under article 5 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001(4);; and

(c)for the definition of “supplementary prescriber”(5) substitute–

“supplementary prescriber” means a person whose name is registered in–

(a)

the Nursing and Midwifery Register;

(b)

the Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists maintained in pursuance of section 2(1) of the Pharmacy Act 1954(6);

(c)

the register maintained in pursuance of Articles 6 and 9 of the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976(7);

(d)

the part of the register maintained by the Health Professions Council in pursuance of article 5 of the Health Professions Order 2001(8) relating to–

(i)

chiropodists and podiatrists;

(ii)

physiotherapists; or

(iii)

diagnostic or therapeutic radiographers; or

(e)

the register of optometrists maintained by the General Optical Council in pursuance of section 7 of the Opticians Act 1989(9),

and against whose name is recorded in the relevant register an annotation signifying that he or she is qualified to order drugs, medicines and appliances as a supplementary prescriber or, in the case of the Nursing and Midwifery Register, a nurse independent/supplementary prescriber;.

(1)

S.I. 1995/414; relevant amending instruments are S.S.I. 2003/296, S.I. 2004/1771, S.S.I. 2005/327 and 2006/143.

(2)

The definition of “independent nurse prescriber” was inserted by S.S.I. 2003/296 and substituted by S.I. 2004/1771.

(3)

The definition of “nurses and midwives professional register” was inserted by S.S.I. 2003/296 and amended by S.I. 2004/1771.

(4)

S.I. 2002/253 to which there are no relevant amending instruments.

(5)

The definition of “supplementary prescriber” was inserted by S.S.I. 2003/296 and amended by S.I. 2004/1771, S.S.I. 2005/327 and 2006/143.

(8)

S.I. 2002/254 to which there are no relevant amending instruments.

(9)

1989 c. 44; section 7 was amended by S.I. 2005/848, Art 7.

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