The expansion of nurse prescribing in Scotland: An evaluation
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Coull, A., Murray, I., Turner-Halliday, F. & Watterson, A. (2013) The expansion of nurse prescribing in Scotland: An evaluation. British Journal of Community Nursing, 18(5).
Medicine prescribing by community nurses commenced in the UK in 1996. By 2001, nurse prescribing was extended to include more nurses and to cover a wider formulary. This research project provides an evaluation of the extension of prescribing powers to nurses in Scotland, following the introduction of legislation in 2001. It aimed to evaluate the impact of nurse prescribing powers on patients, nurses, prescribers, and other stakeholders. A range of methods were used, including two public surveys, stakeholder interviews, postal questionnaires and case studies.