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Non-medical prescribing in the United Kingdom: developments and stakeholder interests

Cooper, R.J., Anderson, C., Avery, T., Bissell, P., Guillaume, L., Hutchinson, A., Lymn, J., Murphy, E., Ratcliffe, J. and Ward, P. (2008) Non-medical prescribing in the United Kingdom: developments and stakeholder interests. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 31 (3). pp. 244-252. ISSN 0148-9917

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This article reflects upon the introduction of nonmedical prescribing in the United Kingdom and describes the historical developments within the National Health Service over the last 2 decades, together with an assessment of the impact of this prescribing for various stakeholders, drawing upon relevant research. We argue that a number of issues are associated with the introduction and development of nonmedical prescribing, including benefits to patients, the promise of increased autonomy for professions such as nursing and pharmacy, explicit and implicit government objectives, and threats to medical dominance and autonomy.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 Kluwer Law International. Reproduced with permission from the copyright holder.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2009 15:25
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 09:02
Published Version: http://journals.lww.com/ambulatorycaremanagement/p...
Status: Published
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Identification Number: 10.1097/01.JAC.0000324670.91153.b4
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10220

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