Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5123

Date Request Received: 19/06/2019 12:14:12

Date Request Replied To: 16/07/2019 08:18:23

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Request Summary: Physician associates

Request Category: Students (Educational)

Question Number 1:
Does the Trust employ physician associates?

If yes, please answer questions 2 - 5:
Answer To Question 1:
Question Number 2:
Does your Trust use an electronic prescribing system or paper based drug charts?
Answer To Question 2:
Question Number 3:
Are physician associates allowed to propose medications on the electronic system, to be approved by a prescriber?
Answer To Question 3:
Question Number 4:
Are physician associates allowed to transcribe patient medications onto drug charts or electronic prescribing systems, for authorisation by a prescriber?
Answer To Question 4:
Yes on to paper charts when a new chart is needed, to be checked and signed by a doctor
Question Number 5:
Are physician associates allowed to write or sign discharge letters?
Answer To Question 5:
Can write discharge summaries but they have to be signed off by a doctor, nurse and pharmacist.
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