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