550. Physiotherapists.

550.     Physiotherapists.

Physiotherapists and physical therapists are required to be registered in Part 9 of the Health and Care Professions Council register1 and use of those titles is generally not permitted unless so registered2. An entry in Part 9 of the register may include an entry indicating that a registrant is qualified to order drugs, medicines and appliances as a supplementary prescriber for the purposes of the Human Medicines Regulations 20123.

The use of ultrasound equipment by physiotherapists is excepted from regulation by the Care Quality Commission4.