The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has put in place changes to enable mixing of medicines prior to administration. These changes enable:  

  • Doctors and dentists, who can already mix medicines themselves, to direct others to mix  
  • Nurse and Pharmacist Independent Prescribers to mix medicines themselves and to direct others to mix  
  • Supplementary Prescribers to mix medicines themselves and to direct others to mix (with certain qualifi cations)  
  • Nurse and Pharmacist Independent Prescribers to prescribe unlicensed medicines for their patients, on the same basis as doctors and dentists  

Details can be found at: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/Medicinespharmacyandindustry/Prescriptions/TheNon-MedicalPrescribingProgramme/index.htm