Who can be a non-medical prescriber?
Currently nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, physiotherapists, chiropodists or podiatrists, radiographers and community practitioners may undertake further professional training to qualify as non-medical prescribers.
Can a non-medical prescriber prescribe blood?
Non-medical prescribing will usually only apply to red cells and platelets, with the exception that intensive care specialist nurses will also be able to prescribe FFP & cryoprecipitate.
Can non-medical prescribers prescribe unlicensed medicines?
They are able to prescribe any medicine provided it is in their competency to do so. This includes medicines and products listed in the BNF, unlicensed medicines and all controlled drugs in schedules two – five.
What is non-medical prescribing course?
This qualification enables you to gain the knowledge and skills required for safe, appropriate and effective prescribing practice as you become eligible to apply for the annotation to your regulator register as an Independent and/or Supplementary Prescriber.
What is the role of a non-medical prescriber?
NMP enhances patient care by supporting patients’ timely access to treatment with medicines, enabling choice whilst helping to reduce waiting times, reduce hospital admissions and maximising the wider skills of the healthcare team.
Why is non-medical prescribing important?
According to key stakeholders, prescribing enables NMPs to work more independently, increasing the convenience and speed with which patients receive their medicines (Jones et al, 2010; Oldknow et al, 2010). Increasing the number of health professionals who prescribe has improved the way patients can access services.
What is an independent non-medical prescriber?
Non-medical prescribing, is undertaken by a health professional who is not a doctor. They will have undergone appropriate and ongoing training and be as competent to prescribe as a doctor.
What is independent prescribing?
Independent prescribing is prescribing by a practitioner, who is responsible and accountable for the assessment of service users with undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions and for decisions about the clinical management required.
What can nurse prescribers do?
Nurse Independent Prescribers are able to prescribe, administer, and give directions for the administration of Schedule 2, 3, 4, and 5 Controlled Drugs. This extends to diamorphine hydrochloride, dipipanone, or cocaine for treating organic disease or injury, but not for treating addiction.
What does a non-medical prescriber do?
Non-medical prescribing places the patient at the centre of their care. The non-medical prescriber will ensure that patients gain improved access to information and advice which helps with understanding the decisions made about their health and care.
What qualifications do you need to be a prescriber?
Becoming an independent prescriber. In order to qualify as an independent prescriber, you must complete a GPhC-accredited course. On successful completion of the course, you will receive a practice certificate in independent prescribing, making you eligible to apply for annotation to the register.
What is the difference between medical and non-medical prescribing?
How does non-medical prescribing differ from medical prescribing? Non-medical prescribing places the patient at the centre of their care. A nurse or pharmacist will have been trained to explain fully to the patient what the medicine is for and how it should be taken.