Power to Prescribe: can Indian physiotherapy go to the UK way? : In a landmark decision on 24thjuly 2012, it was announced by the department of Health, UK That suitably trained advanced physiotherapy practitioners would be able to independently prescribe medicines to patients in England. This has been hailed as a ‘ground breaking’ and ‘monumental’ decision by the chartered society of physiotherapy which represent over 55,000 physiotherapist in England. This announcement was greeted with cheers from all parts of the world with physiotherapists considering it as a template to work from and try and win similar rights all around the world. In this article, the author aims to explore the background of this development in United Kingdom which has led to this change and whether this decision does carry implications for Indian Physiotherapy
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