nurse-prescribing

nurse-prescribing

A change in medical practice in 1994, authorized by The Medicinal Products: Prescribing by (Nurses Act (1992) that allows registered nurses, health visitors and midwives to prescribe drugs from within an agreed formulary. Nurses who have completed the extended nurse prescribing course are entitled to prescribe hundreds of drugs, many of which are prescription-only medication. From April 2003, nurses were empowered to prescribe more products and treat a wider range of conditions than ever before.
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