Nurses’ and GPs’ views of the nurse prescribers’ formulary
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Nurses’ and GPs’ views of the nurse prescribers’ formulary

Karen A Luker Professor of Community Nursing, University of Liverpool
Lynn Austin Research Associate, University of Liverpool
Jane Willock Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Liverpool
Brian Ferguson Deputy Director, University of York
Kirsteen Smith Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York

This article presents the findings from the evaluation of nurse prescribing, undertaken in eight demonstration sites since October 1994. The authors examine in particular the nurses’ prescribing behaviour and the type of items nurses and GPs would like to see added to the formulary. The opportunities for prescribing and the limitations of the formulary for health visitors and practice nurses are highlighted.

Nursing Standard. 11, 22, 33-38. doi: 10.7748/ns1997.02.11.22.33.c2442