Two articles about the implementation of nurse and midwife prescribing in Ireland have highlighted the importance of a structured, national approach. One  describes the national processes used and argues that the “critical success factor” was “the introduction of a standardised approach applied in a systematic manner by each health service provider….”. Another  describes how one aspect of the national framework used to support the initiative, the national nurse and midwife prescribing minimum dataset, was developed – and how its reports can be used to examine the prescribing activity of nurse prescribers in Ireland.
 Adams E et al. Prescribing in Ireland: the National Implementation Framework. Nurse Prescribing 2010; 8(4): 182-188.
 Adams E et al. Nurse and midwife prescribing in Ireland: the Minimum Dataset. Nurse Prescribing 2010; 8(5): 234-241.