The rise and rise of non-medical prescribing

Siriwardena, A. Niroshan (2006) The rise and rise of non-medical prescribing. Quality in Primary Care, 14 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1479-1072

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Abstract

The reaction from some quarters of the medical profession to the extension of prescribing rights to extended formulary nurse prescribers and pharmacists encompassing the whole British National Formulary is likely to be seen by many as a visceral response to the inherent threat to powerful vested interests in what has been described as the professional monolith of medicine. Although individual nurses and pharmacists and their professional bodies may welcome this move as a just reward for long and hard-fought battles to be recognised as equal partners with the medical
profession, the implications of such a profound policy
change need to be examined in the cold light of the available evidence, expected positive benefits and potential
negative consequences.

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Additional Information:The reaction from some quarters of the medical profession to the extension of prescribing rights to extended formulary nurse prescribers and pharmacists encompassing the whole British National Formulary is likely to be seen by many as a visceral response to the inherent threat to powerful vested interests in what has been described as the professional monolith of medicine. Although individual nurses and pharmacists and their professional bodies may welcome this move as a just reward for long and hard-fought battles to be recognised as equal partners with the medical profession, the implications of such a profound policy change need to be examined in the cold light of the available evidence, expected positive benefits and potential negative consequences.
Keywords:prescribing, non-medical prescribing, adverse events, quality improvement, primary care
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B990 Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified
A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:3375
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:28 Sep 2010 14:48
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:47

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