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Frameworks for prescribing

New legislation for independent prescribing by physiotherapists and podiatrists was enacted on 20 August 2013. 

The following documents provide the regulatory and practice framework that underpins the legislative introduction of independent prescribing by physiotherapists and podiatrists.

Curricula Frameworks

The Curricula Frameworks for Supplementary and/or Independent Prescribing Programmes for Physiotherapists and Podiatrists, and Supplementary Prescribing Programmes for Radiographers

The Department of Health has fully revised and updated the curricula that HEIs are required to follow in order to prepare physiotherapists, podiatrists and radiographers for a prescribing annotation with the Health and Care Professions Council.

These new curricula are owned by the Allied Health Professions Federation, on behalf of all the professions to which the curricula apply. Individual professions will take it in turns to host the curricula on their professional body websites.

The CSP is delighted to act as the first host for these documents:

Associated Documents

Further information and support

The CSP acts solely as a host for the curricula documents.

If you require further support please contact:

And if you are a CSP member, use the Q&A on our Independepent Prescribing page to find out what the changes mean.

Or you can contact the Professional Advice Service with any specific question you have: send an email to


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