Independent and supplementary prescribing and PGDs
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Independent and supplementary prescribing and PGDs

Anne Baird Nurse practitioner and team leader, Porter Brook Medical Centre, Sheffield

Types of prescribing for non-medical staff are discussed and clarifications made regarding the current overlap in six forms of prescribing and administration of medication. Differences between independent and supplementary prescribing are explored and the distinction between patient group directions and extended formulary nurse prescribing outlined.

Nursing Standard. 19, 51, 51-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.08.19.51.51.c3945

Correspondence

Anne.Baird@gp-c880077nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review