Botox – frequently asked questions

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on frequently asked questions regarding botox.

Who can administer Botox?
Only the following people can administer Botox:
A doctor
A dentist
A nurse or pharmacist, however there are a number of limitations.

Is there a need to have a face to face consultation with the practitioner before Botox is administered?
There is no legal requirement under the legislation for a face to face consultation with the practitioner. However, some people maybe refused Botox because they may genuinely not need it or they have other medical issues.

Can a doctor supply advance stock of Botox to nurses or practitioners?
The doctor can supply advance stocks of Botox to nurses and other practitioners providing they are employed within the same legal entity, such as a hospital or clinic.

Can a doctor provide stocks of Botox to self-employed nurses?
No. The independent company will purchase there stock for a wholesaler.

Can a Nurse Independent Prescriber or a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber administer Botox injection for a cosmetic procedure?
Yes, a Nurse Independent Prescriber or a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber can legally prescribe and administer a licensed Botox treatment. However the nurse and or pharmacist must accept professional, clinical and legal responsibility for the prescribing and administering the injections.

Who is a Nurse Independent Prescriber and a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber?
Recently the restrictions have been removed to allow nurse independent prescriber to prescribe any controlled drug listed in schedules 2-5. Nurse independent prescriber are able to request controlled drugs and are authorised to possess, supply, offer to supply and administer the drugs they are able to prescribe.

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