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Nurse Prescribing

  • Consultation on proposals to extend nurse prescribing - The NHS Plan (July 2000) reinforced the government's commitment to extend nurse prescribing to a wider range of nurses from an expanded Nurse Prescribers' Formulary. This consultation paper is available as a PDF file and can be read using Adobe Acrobat software. Published on the Web by the Department of Health.

  • Extended prescribing of prescription only medicines by independent nurse prescribers - (Link loads slowly) The Medicines Control Agency has begun a consultation on proposed amendments to the Prescription Only Medicines Order to extend the range of POMs that may be prescribed by independent nurse prescribers. This document introduces these proposed changes, published in July 2001 by the MCA in PDF, which requires Adobe Acrobat.

  • Extending independent nurse prescribing within NHS Scotland - 'Extending Independent Nurse Prescribing within NHS Scotland; a guide for implementation', is published by the Scottish Executive Health Department, (2002). The document has an introduction to nurse prescribing in Scotland and goes on to cover; who and what can be prescribed, implementation strategy, education and training, actions for employer, the prescription form, role of the pharmacist, good practice and ethics, nursing records, adverse reaction reporting, legal and clinical liability, dispensing of prescribed items, verification of prescribing status, dispensing by appliance contractors, urgent dispensing, dispensing items in Wales and Northern Ireland, dispensing items against a nurse prescription in hospital pharmacies, and budget setting and monitoring. The report is in PDF format, (it is 44 pages long) and requires Adobe Acrobat software to view it.

  • Extending independent nurse prescribing within the NHS in England : a guide for implementation - This guide aims to assist Primary Care Trusts and Groups, NHS Trusts and health authorities to decide "which nurses in their area should undertake the preparation for prescribing from the extended formulary between 2002 and 2004." The guide was produced in March 2002 by the Medicines Pharmacy & Industry Division, and Nursing and Midwifery Policy Branch, Department of Health. In PDF format, which requires Adobe acrobat reader.

  • National Prescribing Centre : nurse prescribing - This section of the NHS National Prescribing Centre (NPC) Web site contains Prescribing Nurse Bulletins (in PDF format, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader) and Prescribing Nurse Resource Packs (PowerPoint presentations). Topics covered in the Bulletins and Resource Packs include signposts for prescribing nurses, modern wound management, management of scabies and threadworms, constipation, management of head louse infection, and analgesics.

  • Nurse prescriber - Nurse Prescriber is a UK based educational service and information resource for all those with an interest in nurse prescribing. The site includes case studies, modules, legal issues, basic anatomy, news updates. The site also maintains an online forum for discussions. Published by Greenwich Medical Media Ltd.

  • Nurse prescribing - A limited number of specially trained nurses have been prescribing medicines from the Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary since 1998. In May 2001, the Department announced plans to extend nurse prescribing. By training nurses to prescribe a broader range of medicines for a broader range of conditions, the initiative eases the burden on doctors and reduces waiting times.

  • Nurse prescribing - adverse drug reactions - This is one of a series of teaching resources aimed at those involved in teaching nurse prescribers, produced by medicines information pharmacists and made available on the DrugInfoZone Web site. DrugInfoZone is "a Medicines Information knowledge base designed for healthcare professionals in the UK National Health Service (NHS)", managed by a team at the London and South East Medicines Information Service, based at Guy’s Hospital London. This resource is made available as a PowerPoint presentation, and aims to provide students with a knowledge of: related terminology, the two types of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), predisposing factors to ADRs, how to report ADRs, and sources of further information.

  • Nurse prescribing - pharmacokinetics - This is one of a series of teaching resources aimed at those involved in teaching nurse prescribers, produced by medicines information pharmacists and made available on the DrugInfoZone Web site. DrugInfoZone is "a Medicines Information knowledge base designed for healthcare professionals in the UK National Health Service (NHS)", managed by a team at the London and South East Medicines Information Service, based at Guy’s Hospital London. This resource is made available as a PowerPoint presentation, and aims to provide an understanding of: processes involved in pharmacokinetics; parameters that can affect drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion; half life and bioavailability and their relevance to drug action; and the affect of impaired renal and hepatic function on drug blood levels.

  • Nurse prescribing exercises : pregnancy, breastfeeding, children and older people - This is one of a series of teaching resources aimed at those involved in teaching nurse prescribers, produced by medicines information pharmacists and made available on the DrugInfoZone Web site. DrugInfoZone is "a Medicines Information knowledge base designed for healthcare professionals in the UK National Health Service (NHS)", managed by a team at the London and South East Medicines Information Service, based at Guy’s Hospital London. This resource, made available in Word format, provides exercises in prescribing for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, children, and older people.

  • Option appraisal of present and future methods of prescribing, administering or supplying medicines by nurses - [MS Word Doc] This brief guide aims to help health services identify the options available to them following the full implementation of independent and supplementary nurse prescribing, in addition to existing nurse prescribing and patient group directions. The document includes a list of points for health services to consider in relation to their service, and identifies the five main options for future prescribing, along with their advantages and disadvantages for the service and patients.

  • Practitioners guide to the law and medicines - This is one of a series of teaching resources aimed at those involved in teaching nurse prescribers, produced by medicines information pharmacists and made available on the DrugInfoZone Web site. DrugInfoZone is "a Medicines Information knowledge base designed for healthcare professionals in the UK National Health Service (NHS)", managed by a team at the London and South East Medicines Information Service, based at Guy’s Hospital London. This resource is made available as a PowerPoint presentation and covers the following topics: the law; nurse prescribing and patient group directions (PGDs); how medicines are provided to patients; what this means for practitioners; an option appraisal of present and future methods of prescribing; and implications for the future.

  • Prescribing in practice - session 1 - This is one of a series of teaching resources aimed at those involved in teaching nurse prescribers, produced by medicines information pharmacists and made available on the DrugInfoZone Web site. DrugInfoZone is "a Medicines Information knowledge base designed for healthcare professionals in the UK National Health Service (NHS)", managed by a team at the London and South East Medicines Information Service, based at Guy’s Hospital London. This resource is made available as a PowerPoint presentation, and is the first of two resources that discusses the practice of prescribing. Topics covered include: evidence based prescribing and practice; information sources for nurse prescribers; reasons for prescribing; good prescribing; formularies, guidelines & protocols; budgets & monitoring; and the prescription cycle.

  • Prescribing in practice - session 2 - his is one of a series of teaching resources aimed at those involved in teaching nurse prescribers, produced by medicines information pharmacists and made available on the DrugInfoZone Web site. DrugInfoZone is "a Medicines Information knowledge base designed for healthcare professionals in the UK National Health Service (NHS)", managed by a team at the London and South East Medicines Information Service, based at Guy’s Hospital London. This resource is made available as a PowerPoint presentation, and is the second of two resources that discusses the practice of prescribing. Topics covered include: prescription writing basics; prescription pricing authority and ePACT; the role of pharmacists and professional relationships; drug licensing and medicines alert schemes.

  • Prescribing nurses on-line resource - The Prescribing Nurses On-line Resource has been developed by health care staff at the London Metropolitan University. The site includes a number of exercises to test knowledge of nurse prescribing issues, links to other useful Web sites and the British National Formulary, and a bulletin board, which requires users to register in order to post messages.

  • Professional accountability - This is one of a series of teaching resources aimed at those involved in teaching nurse prescribers, produced by medicines information pharmacists and made available on the DrugInfoZone Web site. DrugInfoZone is "a Medicines Information knowledge base designed for healthcare professionals in the UK National Health Service (NHS)", managed by a team at the London and South East Medicines Information Service, based at Guy’s Hospital London. This resource is made available as a PowerPoint presentation, and aims to provide students with an understanding of: the NMC code of professional conduct and its impact on prescribing; accountability for assessment, diagnosis and prescribing; the need for continuing professional development in order to maintain knowledge and competence; and accountability and responsibility within the organisation.

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