Nurse-led management of contraceptive services
Emma Wilson Nurse practitioner in general practice, Worcestershire
This article discusses the role of the practice nurse (PN) in the provision of health assessment for contraceptive choices. PNs who have an extended role as an independent nurse prescriber must demonstrate the principles of safe prescribing practice, with appropriate and informed assessment of the patient’s needs and risk within the limited time of a general practice appointment. With continued professional development, PNs are well placed to provide comprehensive, independent nurse-led contraceptive services.
Nursing Standard. 28, 43,45-49. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.43.45.e7899
Received: 17 May 2013
Accepted: 25 February 2014
Published in print: 25 June 2014