nurse independent prescriber

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nurse independent prescriber

A term introduced in 2006 in NHS-Scotland for a registered first-level nurse, midwife and/or specialist community public health nurse listed on the Nursing and Midwifery Council professional register as having completed an approved training programme for nurse independent prescribing. NIPs may prescribe any licensed medicine for any medical condition, including some controlled drugs, but only within their experience and competence.
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There are about 7,000 extended formulary nurse prescribers, who are highly trained to diagnose and prescribe for a wide range of medical conditions.
The Government said that from next spring, those qualified as Extended Formulary Nurse Prescribers and pharmacist independent prescribers would be able to prescribe any licensed medicine for any medical condition.
In England, Health Secretary Patricia Hewett said that, from spring 2005, qualified Extended Formulary nurse prescribers and pharmacist independent prescribers will be able to prescribe any licensed medicine for any medical condition - with the exception of controlled drugs.
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