Non-medical prescribers and pharmacovigilance

Members of the Association for Nurse Prescribing (ANP), among others, have been asked to take part in a research project, ‘Pharmacovigilance and non-medical prescribers: are they fulfilling their potential?’, funded by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The UK-wide research is looking at nurse and pharmacist prescribers’ perceptions of pharmacovigilance and at their attitudes to reporting adverse drug reactions and the Yellow Card scheme. The research team is led by Derek Stewart, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, with collaborators from the University of Aberdeen, the University of Surrey, and Queen’s University, Belfast.