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Many doctors would be in trouble were it not for us

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Dr Phil Peverley (Columnists, 26 November) calls nurses 'amateurs' and says we will ultimately be responsible for killing patients when we can prescribe from the whole formulary.

Well, as a former A&E sister and emergency care practitioner, I am aware of countless incidents when, if it wasn't for nurses intervening, quite a few patients (and doctors) would be in trouble.

I agree that there are nurses who shouldn't be taking on these roles, but there are also many doctors who shouldn't either. Perhaps doctors should not generalise without the facts to back them up.

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