Embargoed: not for publication before 00:01 Thursday 18 February

This guidance will be published on Thursday 18 February 2021 and will come into effect six weeks later on 5 April 2021.

Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices - updated guidance

'Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices' sets out our standards for good practice when prescribing face-to-face or remotely, when prescribing unlicensed medicines, and for when patient care is shared with another doctor. The guidance has been restructured to integrate information on remote consultations and prescribing throughout and to be clear that the principles of good practice apply whether in a face-to-face or remote setting.

This guidance will be published on Thursday 18 February 2021 and will come into effect six weeks later on Monday 5 April 2021.