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Issues affecting the growth of independent prescribing

22 September 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate factors that have influenced A&E departments, minor injury units (MlUs) and walk-in centres (WICs) on whether or not to send nurse practitioners...

Nurses’ and GPs’ views of the nurse prescribers’ formulary

19 February 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article presents the findings from the evaluation of nurse prescribing, undertaken in eight demonstration sites since October 1994. The authors examine in...

Independent and supplementary prescribing and PGDs

31 August 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Types of prescribing for non-medical staff are discussed and clarifications made regarding the current overlap in six forms of prescribing and administration of...

Supplementary nurse prescribing

23 June 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the attitudes of multidisciplinary team members to nurse prescribing and to establish its perceived advantages and disadvantages. Method Five focus...

Independent nurse prescribing in an acute hospital setting

01 May 2005

Paediatric Nursing


Changes in the organisation and delivery of health care have enabled children’s nurses to develop and expand practice beyond traditional nursing boundaries and to...

A framework for independent prescribing of intravenous fluids

08 November 2012

Emergency Nurse


Many nurses are prevented from independently prescribing intravenous fluids, despite the benefits of the practice to patients, as well as to healthcare professionals...

Nurse prescribing: my experience as a lung cancer nurse specialist

08 September 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article describes the experience of a lung cancer nurse specialist becoming a non-medical prescriber. It looks at the advantages and disadvantages of taking on...

Development of specialist dermatology nurse prescribing

10 July 1996

Nursing Standard


There is a general trend in dermatology towards an increased community-based service which can be viewed as a positive move for a large number of patients. However,...

Nurse prescribing: developing the evaluation agenda

31 March 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurse prescribing raises complex issues, including erosion of the medical monopoly on control of medication management, compensation for physician shortage and the...

Managing patients with antipsychotic drug-induced hyperprolactinaemia

14 October 2008

Nursing Standard


This article outlines a range of interventions that mental health nurses can use in the management of patients with hyperprolactinaemia induced by antipsychotic...