It’s time to increase prescriber numbers
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It’s time to increase prescriber numbers

Matt Griffiths Visiting professor, Prescribing and medicines management at Birmingham City University

Newly qualified nurses should have limited prescribing powers

Latest figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show that as of September last year there were 77,067 nurse prescribers in the UK. Yet many nurses trained to prescribe do so infrequently or not all. What are the barriers to nurse prescribing and how can they be overcome?

Nursing Standard. 33, 1, 35-35. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.1.35.s13

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