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Prescribing of psychotropic medicines: the role of learning disability nurses

26 September 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

NHS England has committed to reduce the amount of psychotropic medicines being prescribed for people with learning disabilities. Studies suggest the numbers of...

Medicines management programme for non-medical prescribers

28 December 2012

Nursing Management


The National Prescribing Centre has developed a single competency frameworkfor all prescribers, including medical and dental prescribers. The framework demonstrates...

How nurses contribute to medicines reconciliation

29 April 2015

Nursing Management

Art & Science

The process of obtaining an up-to-date and accurate patient medication list, medicines reconciliation (MedRec), is vital to ensuring patient safety. Despite its high...

Improving reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities in mental health tribunals

30 April 2024

Learning Disability Practice

evidence and practice

People with learning disabilities often encounter significant challenges during mental health tribunal hearings, such as difficulty with maintaining concentration....

Characteristics and outcomes of people in suicidal crisis at two emergency departments: a service evaluation

14 May 2024

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Emergency departments (EDs) provide critical opportunities for nurses to support suicide prevention. This article details a service evaluation that was undertaken to...

Development of a community nursing drug chart

29 April 2014

Nursing Management

Art & Science

In April 2011, three providers of community services in Brent and Ealing, in London, and Harrow, in Middlesex, integrated with an acute NHS provider, Ealing...