Registered nurses prescribing in community health

18 April 2017

A new level of prescribing for registered nurses working in community health is being cautiously introduced in a trial with Counties Manukau Health and Family Planning.

Both organisations serve populations that will benefit from easier access to medicines required by normally healthy people

Evaluation of the six-month trial will enable the Nursing Council to ensure that this level of prescribing is safe, and that the education of nurses is appropriate, before it’s rolled out more widely.

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