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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...

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...