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An overview of developments in nurse prescribing in the UK

27 March 2018

Nursing Standard

Medicines

In the UK and internationally, the nursing profession is continuing to advance and innovate its roles and functions. One area in which this is particularly notable...

Supplementary prescribing and clinical management plans

01 June 2004

Primary Health Care

Nurse prescribing

The introduction of a new form of prescribing for professions allied to medicine was suggested in 1999 (Department of Health (DoH) 1999). It was proposed that this...

Nurse prescribing: a success story

01 October 2010

Primary Health Care

Medicines

Patients are enthusiatic about the efficiency and holistic care associated with nurse prescribing where it has been adopted.

Nurses can influence prescribing antibiotics

28 June 2017

Primary Health Care

Opinion

Picture credit: iStock Antimicrobial resistance represents one of the greatest patient safety challenges of our time. Conserving antibiotic sensitivity through the...

How nurse independent prescribers can enhance diabetes services

02 February 2016

Primary Health Care

Feature

There are about 28,000 nurse independent prescribers who can prescribe any medicines, including licensed and unlicensed medicines and controlled drugs, provided they...

Non-medical prescribing: the future

01 March 2011

Primary Health Care

General

Numerous reports have shown that nurse prescribing has brought benefits to patients, and the government is considering extending these rights to other health...

Where now for nurse prescribing?

04 June 2010

Primary Health Care

General

The expansion of nurse prescribing is now widely accepted by patients and health professionals. Despite this success there is still room for it to become more fully...

Prescribing to meet patients’ needs is crucial

26 September 2018

Primary Health Care

Opinion

Prescribing is a pivotal role for community nurses (Health Education England 2015, 2016). Although community nurses view prescribing as an important element of their...

A practical approach to the treatment of acne vulgaris

12 January 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article aims to provide healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose and treat acne vulgaris. The article discusses the...

Topical treatments for managing patients with eczema

20 June 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the management of patients with eczema and emphasises how to assess the skin and prescribe treatments appropriately.