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Non-medical Prescribing in the United Kingdom
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This book explores key developments in Non-medical Prescribing in the UK. Addressing the needs of countries in the European Market and beyond, which have been closely watching UK developments and would be interested in embedding or developing counterparts of their own. Featuring chapters by clinicians, leaders and practitioners in the UK Non-medical Prescribing arena, it identifies both current and potential future developments. Attention is paid to the different prescribing practices and governance within the four countries constituting the United Kingdom. Many lessons have been learned along the way and the purpose of this book is to share these lessons, together with best practice examples in connection with the implementation of nurse/health professional led patient care, implementation of patient centered practice, and governance.Designated Registered Practitioners who have completed an enhanced training now receive a professional body qualification which enables them to prescribe within their scope of practice as Non-medical Independent Prescribers and, providing that they are competent, from anywhere within the British National Formulary independently of doctors; for Nurses, this also includes most controlled drugs. The book will be of interest to policy makers and to forward-looking professionals and practitioners in the diverse European Health and Social Care market.


ForwardDame Barbara Stuttle OBE TBCList of abbreviationsPenny Franklin, Associate Professor Plymouth UniversityIntroductory Chapter (Chapter 1). Non-Medical Prescribing UK, past, present and future. Penny FranklinChapter 2. Prescribing in Scotland - implementation and governanceGavin Gorman, Non Medical Prescribing Lead NHS Greater Glasgow; Andrew Rideout, NHS Dumfries and GallowayChapter 3. Prescribing in Wales-implementation and governanceEleri Mills, Queen's Nurse, School of Social and Life Sciences Glyndwr University WrexhamChapter 4. Prescribing in Northern IrelandChapter 5. Prescribing for long term conditionsHelen Skinner, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation TrustChapter 6. Prescribing in a primary care setting. Using the social photo matrix to investigate the identity of non-medical prescribersSally Jarmain, Smartcare Electronic Health Record ChampionChapter 7. Prescribing in the acute setting and prescribing in the community setting for District NursesLinda DugganChapter 8. Application of Nurse Prescribing in community practice with examples from Health Visiting and District Nursing Practice NP in sexual health services (both financial and professionally)Sarah KraszweskiChapter 8.Prescribing for mental health: The benefits of Nurse Prescribing in mental health and substance misuse' - Case study 1 - engaging people with serious mental illness in the community - Case Study 2 - the impact of Nurse Prescribing on teams, and across disciplines, in substance misuse services - Case study 3 - the impact of Nurse Prescribing for children and adolescents with mental health problems - Conclusion. Lessons learned, benefits to patients staff and services, spreading and sustaining best practiceSteve Turner, Managing Director Care Right Now CICChapter 9. Prescribing for Pain and at end of life careMike Thomas, End of life care specialist Nurse Chapter 10. Pharmacist Prescribing and minor illnessGraham Brack, Pharmacist Non-medical Prescriber Chapter 11. Prescribing by Designated Allied Health Professionals: the AHP experienceDr Alan BorthwickChapter 12. Forward Prescribing. Summary, conclusion, recommendationsPenny Franklin


ISBN-13: 9783319533247
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing AG)
Publication date: July, 2017
Pages: None

Subcategories: General Practice, Nursing, Pharmacology