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Independent nurse prescribing in the mental health setting

 Background:Birminghamand Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust uses the principles of supplementary prescribing to expedite access to medicines for service users with a diagnosed mental health disorder. We decided to conduct a pilot to move nurses from supplementary to independent prescribing. A stepped approach for independent prescribing was proposed, which included up to six months’ probationary period practising as a supplementary prescriber ...

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