Prescribing debate

BPS discussion now available to view.

A BPS discussion on whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe medication is now available to watch online. Hosted by BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind presenter Claudia Hammond, the discussion heard from those on both sides of the debate.

The BPS Practice Board brought together a task and finish group to gather views on this topic after NHS England asked for its input into whether psychologists should be added to the list of non-medical prescribers. The discussion included Dr Rebecca Courtney-Walker, chair of the task and finish group, as well as group member Cheryl Blake, also an expert by experience, and former BPS president Professor Peter Kinderman, along with the first prescribing psychologist in New Mexico Elaine LeVine. 

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