New to this edition
Readership: Qualified nurse prescribers, extended nurse prescribers and supplementary nurse prescribers, students on nurse prescribing courses, and those teaching prescribing courses. Other legally
designated health professional prescribers including physiotherapists, radiographers, podiatrists, optometrists and pharmacists.
Sue Beckwith, Consortium for Healthcare Research, Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC), Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, UK, and Penny Franklin, Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer, Non-medical Prescribing and Medicines Management, University of Plymouth, and Non-medical Prescribing Development Lead, East Devon Primary Care Trust, UK
Sue Beckwith PhD, BA (hons), RGN has worked within the NHS, latterly as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes (1983-1999) and in academia as Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care at Oxford Brookes University, and as a Doctoral Research Fellow in the
Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC) at the University of Hertfordshire. Sue is on the Editorial Board for the Practice Nursing Journal.
Penny Franklin MA, Dip N, Cert Higher Education and Health Studies, RGN, RHV, RCN is a Fellow of the Institute of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She has worked as a Community Specialist Public Health Nurse 1986-2001 and as a Public Health Lead. Penny is a Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber. She is now employed as Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at the University of Plymouth with a remit for Health Studies and Prescribing. Penny is also an Advisor on behalf of the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association for the Community Practitioners Formulary for Nurse Prescribers and a member of the Association for Nurse Prescribing.
"This is a valuable resource for all nonmedical prescribers. The information is clear and based on evidence. It is provided in a user-friendly format that makes it easy to access. This update is essential to present the highest quality information available for nonmedical prescribers." - Doody's
"Useful and pocke-sized, this handbook has been updated to incorporate recent legislation and professional guidance for prescribers... It offers an impressive amount of accesible, practical and evidence-based information." - Nursing Standard
1: What is a non-medical prescriber
2: Principles of supplementary prescribing
3: Clinical management plans
4: Basic principles of pharmacology
5: Potential and unwanted effects
6: Safe prescribing
7: Consideration of product choice
9: Working as a non-medical prescriber
10: Practical prescribing
11: Prescribing for special groups
12: Medical conditions
13: Complementary and alternative medicines and over-the-counter drugs
15: Evidence-based prescribing
16: Managing the role
18: Working outside the UK