It has now been confirmed and is official on the HCPC register that I can sell and/or supply a number of prescription only medicines.

This means avoiding delay in patient care or prolonging symptoms because I will be able to provide them direct to the patient without unnecessary GP appointments.

This is obviously based on clinical need and is limited to a select few medicines but it means I can provide pain relief, anti-fungal medicines and antibiotics.

It also means I am now able to administer steroid injections within my private practice as well as my NHS role which I have been able to do for almost 10 years now.

I'm looking forward to being able to offer an even more holistic service to the musculoskeletal and orthopaedic patients I see at Axis Podiatry.

Dr Lindsay Hill