nurse independent prescriber

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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The key advantage of the Nurse Independent Prescriber (NIP) over the SP was the ability to prescribe drugs without the need of a CMP or requiring medical approval first.
The term independent prescriber will be used throughout this paper in reference to the nurse independent prescriber.
Patricia is a Registered General Nurse and Nurse Independent Prescriber and has been working within the Multidisciplinary Diabetes Team in primary care for 11 years.
In England, qualified nurse independent prescribers and pharmacist independent prescribers are allowed to prescribe any licensed medicine for any medical condition within their competence including - for nurses - some controlled drugs.
Nurses who completed appropriate education and assessment are registered by the NMC as nurse independent prescribers (NIPs).