Proposal for Podiatrist Prescribing

Please note: The feedback period for proposals closed on November 14th 2019. You are still able to view the consultation document using the link below.

The proposal will enable appropriately trained podiatrists to prescribe from a list of medicines relevant to their clinical practice. This is known as Designated Prescribing.

This proposal is supported by New Zealand (NZ) practicing podiatrists and their membership organisations. In 2016, PBNZ conducted a survey of registered podiatrists in NZ. Seventy five percent of respondents indicated there was a need to gain prescribing authority in order to best serve the needs of their patients.

The consultation document is available here.