Can nurses change other prescriptions?
If you look at responsibilities in a SSEPR (single shared electronic
patient record), one of the issues identified  is the responsibility
for overall management of the record - including prescribing.
Nurses can be Independent Prescribers but can they cancel
prescriptions initiated elsewhere or for different conditions, and does
their enhanced training cover this routine GP function?
In a chronic condition - such as diabetes - starting one medication
will often mean discontinuing something else - which may have been
prescribed for a dual purpose.
Who is responsible?
 www.phcsg.org.uk summer conference 1st July 2008 stream 2 15:20
"Safety in single shared electronic patient records"
Competing interests: No competing interests