National Collaborative Prescribing Programme


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They are certified collaborative prescribing practitioners (clockwise from left, back row): Principal clinical pharmacist at National
University Hospital Associate Professor Priscilla How; registered advanced practice nurse and senior lecturer at NUS Nursing
Zhou Wentao; assistant director of nursing and APN at National Healthcare Group Polyclinics Carolyn Chan; APN at NUH
Karen Koh and principal pharmacist (clinical) at Institute of Mental Health Ng Boon Tat. PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN (The Straits Times)


An initial group of pharmacists completed the national programme which certifies them as collaborative prescribing practitioners qualified to prescribe medicine and order tests for patients without needing a doctor to sign off.


The article first appeared on The Straits Times on 3 July 2018. Read the article here.