Non-medical prescribing has been a success – so where next?
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Non-medical prescribing has been a success – so where next?

Jo Hartley Health journalist

Nurse prescribing has improved nurse autonomy and streamlined patient care and, as a result, demand for training has increased

General practice nurse Faye Johnson holds one of almost 100,000 prescribing qualifications registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). For her, it means more professional autonomy – and no longer having to ask her GP colleagues to write up prescriptions. ‘I don’t miss those days of knocking on a GP’s door and waiting around for five minutes for them to sign a bit of paper – it was irritating for the GP and for you,’ she says.

Primary Health Care. 34, 1, 9-11. doi: 10.7748/phc.34.1.9.s3

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