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Changes to medicines legislation

29 July 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

This article summarises changes to legislation which allow appropriately trained nurses and pharmacists to prescribe controlled drugs.

Nurse prescribing in addiction services:client benefits

15 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Recent changes to prescribing regulations mean that nurse independent prescribers and supplementary prescribers are now able to prescribe any licensed medicine for...

Nurse prescribing in addiction services: client benefits

09 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Recent changes to prescribing regulations mean that nurse independent prescribers and supplementary prescribers are now able to prescribe any licensed medicine for...

Approaches to managing older people using opiates and their risk of dependence

03 April 2019

Nursing Older People

Medicines

There is little doubt that opiates have transformed healthcare, particularly in relation to pain management. However, many patients prescribed this type of drug...

Freedom pass

28 November 2006

Nursing Standard

General Article

Earlier this year, suitably trained nurses started prescribing from virtually the entire British National Formulary

Role of non-specialist nurses in supporting people who misuse drugs

23 April 2020

Nursing Standard

mental health

In their practice, nurses are likely to encounter people who misuse drugs, but they may find it daunting to support these patients. While specialist drug treatment...

Cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer-related pain: a systematic review

21 January 2020

Cancer Nursing Practice

Complementary therapies

Pain is a well-documented symptom of cancer, and pharmacological treatment options aside from opioids, which can have burdensome side effects, remain limited....

Role of the nurse in supporting the safe use of opioids

17 August 2020

Nursing Standard

pain

Opioids are powerful analgesics that are derived from the opium poppy plant. They are recognised as central in the management of acute pain and cancer pain, but...

Reviewing the physiology, pharmacology and therapeutic uses of ketamine

23 August 2021

Nursing Standard

pain

Ketamine is a synthetic drug with unique properties which started to be used therapeutically in humans in the 1970s and is now widely used in all fields of nursing....