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Nurse independent prescriber qualification has had little overall impact on prescribing


Nurse led LTC management doesn't need the ability to prescribe (it has worked for years and still does in most areas without this). Many practices are moving away from ANPs for untriaged care because it's often cost-equivalent to hire a salaried doctor (when adjusted for number of patients seen and the expanded role-set). Of course, different practices may take a different view but in business terms, the benefits to the practice are not necessarily well defined. Of course, in terms of professional development etc for the nurses concerned there may be other benefits - but I'm talking from an employer's perspective.

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17 Feb 2014

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