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Managing chemotherapy capacity by sharing best practice

01 June 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


Experts have warned that urgent action is needed to ensure that the NHS is prepared for an expected 28 per cent increase in cancer prevalence across the UK over the...

The pharmacist’s role in the medicinal management of depression

07 August 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To elicit pharmacists’ perceptions of medication management for people who have been prescribed medication for depression. Method A questionnaire survey of 103...

Changes to medicines legislation

29 July 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

This article summarises changes to legislation which allow appropriately trained nurses and pharmacists to prescribe controlled drugs.

Non-medical prescribers in substance misuse services in England and Scotland: a mapping exercise

09 June 2014

Mental Health Practice

Arts & science

Aims To locate all non-medical prescribers working in substance misuse services in England and Scotland. To record each one’s profession, employment sector, work...

Redesign of medicine supply systems in a rehabilitation hospital

12 April 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the process of introducing the use of patients’ own drugs, one-stop dispensing and self-medication in a rehabilitation hospital. It also...

Pharmaceutical care: Improving practice for children in hospital

01 May 2001

Paediatric Nursing


We undertook a review of the current practice of medication administration in the Paediatric Directorate at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Trust to ascertain if there...

Self-administration and reuse of medicines

01 July 2002

Paediatric Nursing


The self-administration of medicines and the re-use of patients’ own drugs are not new concepts in adult medicine (Bird 1988, Davidson 1974, Department of Health...

Feasibility of a referral pathway to community pharmacy for patients taking oral anticancer medication

12 August 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

adherence and interactions

Aim The value that community pharmacists can bring to patients taking oral anticancer medication is supported by small-scale studies; however, there have been no...

Interaction between community pharmacists and community nurses in dementia care

31 March 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

There has been little research that explores the interaction between community pharmacists and community nurses and how this interaction could benefit people...

A winning formula

11 July 2006

Nursing Standard


New contracts enable pharmacists to expand their role, with benefits for patients and primary care nurses. Nurses and pharmacists can cross-refer to make the best...