Echoes of this dominance can still be found in the medical professions continued opposition to non-medical prescribing
Regardless of the physiotherapy prescribing model that may be enacted In the future, content of non-medical prescribing
papers will require the theoretical knowledge and practice components that align with the seven competency domains detailed In the National Prescribing Service (NPS) Better Choices Better Health document (National Prescribing Service Limited, 2012).
Seeing the first cohort of independently-prescribing physiotherapists graduate from the Non-Medical Prescribing
course is the latest milestone in this achievement.
Since this time, non-medical prescribing
has extended further from the development of Patient Group Directions--the closest parallel to standing orders in New Zealand--into more widespread supplementary (9,10) and independent prescribing.
was finally initiated in the UK in autumn 1994, over 15 years after the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) first published evidence of the case for nurse prescribing.
1 Keeping Up to Date with Legal and Professional Frameworks for Non-Medical Prescribing
It draws on summaries of product characteristics, clinical advisors, the literature, systematic reviews, consensus guidelines, reference sources, statutory and pricing information, comments from readers and industry, virtual user groups, and market research to detail general information on clinical conditions, drugs, and preparations by body system, as well as aspects of prescribing, the emergency treatment of poisoning, drug interactions, borderline substances, cautionary and advisory labels for dispensed medicines, intravenous infusions for neonatal intensive care, other formularies, non-medical prescribing
, and manufacturers.
(NMP), specifically the V100 qualification, has been an inherent part of health visitor and district nurse training since 1999 (While and Biggs, 2004).
of West England, UK) assemble 14 chapters on non-medical prescribing
by UK prescribing specialists, nurses, pharmacists, health and social care specialists, and pharmacologists.
A report making recommendations about the development of non-medical prescribing
in Wales has been issued to health boards.
The papers work well together to describe how the practitioner, patient and pharmaceutical regimen interrelate, covering basic pharmacology, patient-centered care and concordance, ethics, the public health context, clinical governance for non-medical prescribing
, palliative care, mental health aspects and emergency care.
The book covers the pharmacology necessary for accredited training programmes in non-medical prescribing
and certification in access and supply of prescription-only medicines and will be useful as an ongoing reference for future use in practice.