People may need guidance to ensure medication is not over-ordered or wasted, says Matt Griffiths
I have a patient who would benefit from a medicine not available on the NHS. Is there any advice I can give?
How can I ensure my patient in primary care gets the right medication to relieve their pain?
I’ve just started my nurse prescribing course and have been told I need a designated prescribing medical practitioner (DPMP) as a mentor. Could a qualified nurse prescriber or pharmacist mentor me instead?
As a generalist, can I prescribe for painful peripheral neuropathy?
As someone responsible for medicines management, what can I expect when the Care Quality Commission inspects my trust?
I have moved to the UK recently and have a prescribing qualification from my home country. Can I use it here?
Is it safe for nurses to be redeployed to cover staff shortages in practice areas where they are unfamiliar with the medicines?
My department’s patient group directions are out of date. Does this mean that we are unable to use them?
I am a nurse prescriber and my patient is insisting I give him antibiotics even though he doesn’t need them. I have tried explaining this, but he will not listen. Do you have any advice?
Private healthcare companies invoice their clients for every medicine given. Although I am not suggesting that we invoice NHS patients in this way, learning about the cost of medicines will make us think about what we are using, and be more careful about wastage. I would recommend looking at the NHS cost of medicines in the British National Formulary.
How can we stop medicines from being wasted?