Non-medical Prescribing in the United Kingdom

  • Penelope Mary Franklin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Non-medical Prescribing in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Andrew Rideout
      Pages 17-31
    3. F. Lloyd, C. G. Adair, J. Agnew, C. Blayney, G. Boyd-McMurtry, O. Brown et al.
      Pages 53-89
  3. Non-medical Prescribing by Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Graham Brack
      Pages 93-110
    3. Alan Borthwick, Tim Kilmartin, Nicky Wilson, Christina Freeman
      Pages 111-125
  4. The Practice, Art and Discipline(s) of Non-medical Prescribing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Sally Jarmain
      Pages 129-141
    3. Sarah Kraszewski
      Pages 143-156
    4. Helen Skinner
      Pages 157-173
    5. Jayne R. Worth
      Pages 175-191
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-234

About this book


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, tog

ether 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Penelope Mary Franklin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Nursing and MidwiferyPlymouth University School of Nursing and MidwiferyPlymouthUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53323-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53324-7
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