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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
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.