Consultation on the specialist ophthalmology schedule of medicines

03 August 2015

Designated Prescriber: Registered nurses practising in primary health and specialty teams

Proposed schedule of medicines for registered nurses working in specialist ophthalmology teams

In 2014 the Nursing Council made an application to the Ministry of Health for designated prescribing rights for registered nurses practising in primary health and specialty teams. More information on the consultation and the full application document can be found here. This application will enable suitably qualified and experienced registered nurses to prescribe for patients with some long term and common conditions within a collaborative team. 

Several submissions were received by Council to include medicines for nurses working in specialist ophthalmology (eye health) teams.  These medicines were not included in the original consultation.  The Council is now formally consulting on the specialist ophthalmology schedule of medicines in anticipation of a regulation for designated prescribing rights being passed in 2016.  This consultation is limited to the specialist ophthalmology schedule of medicines. 

How to make a submission

Consultation on Proposed schedule of medicines for registered nurses working in specialist ophthalmology teams

Consultation Document Opthalmology Schedule of Medicines July15 (PDF, 246 KB)

In order to make a submission please click  here

The Council welcomes your submission on this schedule of medicines by Friday 4 September 2015.

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