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Nurse prescribing in aesthetic medicine: what are the legal requirements?

Nurse prescribing in aesthetic medicine: what are the legal requirements? Nurse prescribing was first brought to practice in 1998 with the introduction of the Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary. Since then, nurses have been divided into three categories, each with different prescribing rights and restrictions. Prescription-only medications (POMs) require a prescription to be sold or supplied and, as the level of expertise of nurse prescribers has increased, so too has the range of POMs. Regardless of who the appropriate prescriber is, prescriptions must follow a number of guidelines. The most notable difference in prescribing rights was that of the authority to prescribe controlled drugs. However, as of 23 April 2012, after a two-decade battle, nurses were given the same prescribing rights as doctors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Mark Allen Group

Nurse prescribing in aesthetic medicine: what are the legal requirements?

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing , Volume 1 (3): 4 – Sep 1, 2012

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Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-3717
eISSN
2052-2878
DOI
10.12968/joan.2012.1.3.136
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Abstract

Nurse prescribing was first brought to practice in 1998 with the introduction of the Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary. Since then, nurses have been divided into three categories, each with different prescribing rights and restrictions. Prescription-only medications (POMs) require a prescription to be sold or supplied and, as the level of expertise of nurse prescribers has increased, so too has the range of POMs. Regardless of who the appropriate prescriber is, prescriptions must follow a number of guidelines. The most notable difference in prescribing rights was that of the authority to prescribe controlled drugs. However, as of 23 April 2012, after a two-decade battle, nurses were given the same prescribing rights as doctors.

Journal

Journal of Aesthetic NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Sep 1, 2012

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