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Nurse Prescribing: Improving Primary Health Care

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Nurse prescribing has an important contribution to make in improving the service to patients clients within the primary health care setting, its benefits was highlighted in the crown report (DOH, 1989 ) in that patient condition will be managed more effectively , a better use of patient and practitioner’s time with minimum delays, overall improving patient care. Furthermore, the Crown Report published in 1989 (DOH, 1989) suggested that suitably qualified nurses with Health Visitor qualification should be given the authority to prescribe from the most recent Nurse Prescriber’s Formulary (NPF). The National Prescribing Centre (NCP) initiated a tool to aid prescribers in the process of making clinical decisions, also known as ‘The Prescribing
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