non-medical prescribing


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non-medical prescribing

A term of art for any prescribing in the UK by a healthcare professional other than by a doctor or dentist. Non-registered staff in health and social care can administer medicines if appropriately prescribed on a case-by-case, patient-specific basis, which is generally governed by local policy.
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Non-medical prescribing is seen as one way to improve the quality of services to patients, while maintaining patient safety, increasing patient choice and improving access to healthcare.
5 Using E-learning for CPD within Non-Medical Prescribing (Marion Waite).
The author had recently taken on the role of non-medical prescribing lead for children in an inner city locality, mainly supporting health visitors.
A flowchart on how to inform the non-medical prescribing lead of a prescribing qualification and how to obtain prescription pads was devised.
Non-medical prescribing is a tool to improve the quality of patient care and to enhance patient safety.
Seeing the first cohort of independently-prescribing physiotherapists graduate from the Non-Medical Prescribing course is the latest milestone in this achievement.
The rest of the book covers diverse areas such as rural dispensing, retail pharmacy, faxed prescriptions, alternative medicines, and non-medical prescribing.
Alison Bardsley, course director for non-medical prescribing at Coventry University, said: "The lack of regulation and proper training standards for people carrying out cosmetic interventions are areas of increasing concern for the public, so the advent of this course marks a significant step towards an improved framework for the industry and the introduction of a long overdue element of control by health standards specialists.