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Nurse prescribing evaluation revealed

An evaluation of nurse prescribers has found that nurses prescribe the correct antibiotics for minor illnesses in more than four in five cases.

The analysis of the antibiotic prescribing of three nurses at a practice in Cleethorpes found 200 out of the total 1,296 prescription (15%) of prescriptions were not issued in according to guidelines.

But study author Dr Craig Dobson, a GP at the Clee medical centre in Cleethorpes, said: ‘In each case that they prescribed outside of the guidance, they were justified in doing so on clinical grounds.'

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