Non medical prescribing in Scotland: implementation guide

Implementation guidance for nurse independent prescribers and for community practitioner nurse prescribers in Scotland.

Appendix 12: Useful websites/resources

Scottish Executive Health Department:

Drug Information:

European Council for Classical Homeopathy:

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency website contains information about the legal framework governing the prescribing, supply and administration of medicines:

Medicines Partnership Programme:

National Prescribing Centre: produce useful information including, competency frameworks, guides to practice and resources to help health care professionals understand prescribing matters. They also provide study days and conferences to update practitioners.

Patient group directions:

PRODIGY is an electronic system which provides prescribing advice for GPs. It produces patient information leaflets and lists drugs recommended by PRODIGY and links them to the condition and situation in which they are recommended:

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain: contains information about prescribing and dispensing.

Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwifery prescribers are available on: These give national standards on education and practice.

Training for Nurse Prescribers. The NMC requirements for training nurse prescribers are available on:

Training and related information on education and lifelong learning for the NHS workforce in Scotland is available on: NHS Education for Scotland ( NES) was established in 2002.

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