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New Barcoded Prescription Forms for Independent Prescriber Allied Health Professionals in Scotland

1st December 2020

Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) independent prescribers (IP) working within GP practices will now be able to produce barcoded GP10(SS) prescriptions. The prescriptions will be annotated with the prescriber’s name, role and HCPC professional code. Those IP AHPs unable to access GP prescription generation systems will continue to prescribe on GP10(NMP) pads.

AHPs able to produce the barcoded prescriptions can be Paramedics(PA), Podiatrists or Chiropodists(PO) and Physiotherapists(PH). Check the registration status of an AHP IP at

For further information see NHS circular PCA2020(P)25