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Fiona Peniston-Bird

Stories

  • Blog: Scripts and dilemmasSubscription

    8 February, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009Comments (1)

    Today I received an email asking my opinion about nurses signing scripts for nurses. The independent prescriber who sent the email has developed this over the last 12 months

  • Blog: Palliative care and the benefits of nurse prescribingSubscription

    12 December, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009Comments (1)

    I have just done a non-medical prescribing workshop for Macmillan Cancer Support staff. I was asked to do the workshop to provide information and advice for those professionals working for Macmillan who might want to consider undertaking the Non Medical Prescribing training and subsequently a prescribing role.

  • Blog: Putting a price on nurse prescribingSubscription

    3 December, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    I am frequently asked about remuneration for nurses who are prescribers. It’s true there is no official financial benefit for nurse prescribers.

  • Prescribing for children and young peopleSubscription

    31 August, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    I learned today that the NMC have provided more guidance regarding prescribing for children and young people.

  • Community practitioner nurse prescribersSubscription

    3 August, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    I hear that at the Non-Medical Prescribing leads meeting on 21st June, there was a discussion about an NHS Trust which is allowing its community practitioner nurse prescribers to prescribe oral antifungal medicines [miconazole and nystatin] ‘off-label’ to neonates.