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Nurse independent prescriber qualification has had little overall impact on prescribing


That's a very good point , re repeat scripts! In addition, its worth remembering that the current NMP (non medical prescribing) qualification covers several disciplines. Pharmacists/Podiatrists/ Physios/nurses, all undertake take the same course at University, and are required to demonstrate the same level of knowledge and skills in terms of pharmacology and its application into clinical practice. WE all take the same pharmacology exams/ maths tests/ OSCE's/assignments. The course is designed to be complex and there is a approx 30% pass rate. Working and studying together across disciplines helps foster a better working relationship which each other, and I feel this will be beneficial to patients. upon completion we are IP's ( independent prescribers) + Supplementary prescribers. both models of prescribing can be adopted and used to benefit patients.

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18 Feb 2014

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