Prescribing to meet patients’ needs is crucial
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Prescribing to meet patients’ needs is crucial

Molly Courtenay @CUHealthSci Professor, Health sciences, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

Experts have set out a list of the relevant conditions that community nurses should be able to prescribe medicines for

Prescribing is a pivotal role for community nurses (Health Education England 2015, 2016). Although community nurses view prescribing as an important element of their role (Downer and Shepherd 2010, NHS England 2014), decreasing numbers of these nurses are prescribing medicines (Young 2009).

Primary Health Care. 28, 6, 18-19. doi: 10.7748/phc.28.6.18.s17

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