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Medicines in Scotland

What's the right treatment for me?

The medicines booklets available at Healthcare Improvement Scotland explain how people can work with their doctor (or other healthcare professional) to decide whether a medicine is needed and if so, which to prescribe. They also explains about the likely benefits and possible risks of medicines.

Medicines are usually prescribed by a doctor. However, other healthcare professionals can also prescribe medicines (for example dentists and some nurses, pharmacists and physiotherapists). In these booklets, "healthcare professional" is used to describe the person prescribing the medicine