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Nurse independent prescriber qualification has had little overall impact on prescribing

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The research team may have overlooked the fact that the prescriptions issued by an IP nurse or, as in my case, a pharmacist, may apply only to initiating treatment. Repeat prescriptions will be generated on the Practice computer on a GP prescription, and invariably signed by the GP whose name is printed on the prescription. Many thousands of repeat prescriptions that may have been originally initiated by an IP are therefore not attributable to that IP.

Posted date

17 Feb 2014

Posted time

11:44pm

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