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GDC issues remote prescribing restrictions reminder

Posted by Joanne Mellor

The General Dental Council has issued a reminder to oral health professionals that it has issued guidance regarding remote prescribing restrictions.

Following a recent announcement by the General Medical Council that doctors will be banned from prescribing Botox remotely, the GDC pointed out it has already issued guidance on the matter.

“The GDC already states that remote prescribing shall not be used in the provision of non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as the prescription or administration of Botox or injectable cosmetics,” it was noted in a statement by the regulator of the dental health industry.

It was added by the body that the guidance was issued in response to concerns that were raised over the chance that registrants may use remote prescribing inappropriately, as well as to achieve consistency with the approach of other healthcare regulators in this area.

The GDC recently reminded dental professionals across the UK that they may be coming to the end of their first five-year Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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