Writing sick notes ‘out of scope’ for pharmacists, for now

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Writing sick notes ‘out of scope’ for pharmacists, for now

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Pharmacy owner Hee Seung Lee says pharmacists wouldn’t be capable of authorising illness certificates without further training and access to patients’ medical history

Changes to eight health-related laws mean more health practitioners can issue sick or injury certificates – a job  ­previously only doctors have been considered qualified to do. Pharmacists are not covered by the changes, but they will be expected to take on new responsibilities in future. Miranda Cook reports

Pharmacists have been excluded from a list of health practitioners now legally allowed to authorise sick notes. The changes, collectively