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How increased nurse prescribing can improve stoma care practice

Nurse prescribing was first suggested by Cumberlege (Department of Health and Social Security, 1986) in a review of community nursing. It is now almost five years since the first nurse prescribers started prescribing. Stoma appliances and accessory products have always been on the Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary (NPF), which is a supplement of the British National Formulary.

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