Currently medical doctors, dentists and other health professionals, authorised under the Human Medicines Regulations 2012, can prescribe medication.

Registered pharmacists or others with similar authorisation are already permitted to dispense zero-rated drugs and medicines to individuals for their personal use on prescription.

From 21st May 2014, physiotherapists and podiatrists have been added to the list of persons who can prescribe drugs which can be zero-rated by pharmacists or by other health professionals authorised to dispense drugs.