Extended prescribing by UK nurses and pharmacists

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7528.1337 (Published 01 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1337

Triumph of common sense

  1. Sam Richmond, consultant neonatologist (sam.richmond@talk21.com)
  1. Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland SR4 7TP

    EDITOR—As a consultant neonatologist in a neonatal intensive care unit I am delighted that the Department of Health has at last seen sense with respect to nurse prescribing.1 This now means that the neonatal nurse practitioners who form 40% of our first line “medical” team on the unit will have almost the same prescribing powers as the senior house …

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