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Nurse independent prescribing qualification impact on prescribing - Your thoughts?

Posted by: Kate Davies 5 Mar 14  | Industry News


An article was published on the PULSE website on 14th February titled:
 
'Nurse independent prescriber qualification has had little overall impact on prescribing' which looks at how nurse prescribing within Primary Care has changed following the introduction of qualifications, the number of nurses registered to prescribe and the number of prescriptions being issued.

The conclusion on findings quoted in the article are as follows:

'Our findings suggest that nurse prescribing is used where it is seen to have relative advantage by all stakeholders, in particular where it supports efficiency in nursing practice and also health promotion activities by nurses in general practice. It is in these areas that there appears to be flexibility in the prescribing role between nurses and general practitioners.’

BMC Health Services Research 2014

 Interesting reading! Check out Barbara Stuttle CBE (Chair of Association of Nurse Precribers) thoughts on the research, take a look at the article in full for yourself using the following link and let us know your thoughts!

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/20005873.article

 

 

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I consider this to be a well balanced report. It clearly proves nurses are prescribing appropriately where it benefits the patients experience and episode of care. This also demonstrates nurses are working collaboratively with medical colleagues and undertaking their roles conscientiously and competently. Non medical prescribing is an extremely useful tool for nurses working in advanced practice to have'
Posted by: Barbara Stuttle, Date 05 March 2014, 12:39 PM
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