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Prescribing Reminder from Midwifery Council

Please see the Midwifery Council notice reminding midwives that in line with the Medicines Regulations 1984 electronic signatures do not comply with the legal requirements for prescriptions.

The College is aware that some IT systems have enabled midwives to use electronic signatures to date.

The MMPO has informed the College that their system does not enable electronic signatures in line with the legislation.