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WGOS 5 - Independent Prescribing

Independent Prescribing Urgent

Practitioners with an Independent prescribing qualification are able to manage certain conditions in primary care following a referral from a WGOS practitioner.


Please read the WGOS 5 IPOS Manual for full details


This pathway is subject to health board variation.  Please await communication from your local health board regarding implementation.


Independent Prescribing Glaucoma Management

'Practitioners with an Independent prescribing qualification and a Higher Certificate in Glaucoma or a Diploma in Glaucoma will be able to manage suitable patients in primary care.  This will usually follow a referral from a secondary care.' This pathway is in development and will be released in due course. 

It is important to note that WGOS 5 pathways may vary according to local health board and you should contact your local health board for further information.

Please see section related to health board.