Non-medical prescribing for IBD: audit results

This article describes how an audit was taken of independent non-medical prescribing practice in one hospital in a large cohort of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and the changes that were implemented as a result.

When the IBD nurse specialist began prescribing, it was agreed that prescribing practices would be regularly audited. The results showed that prescribing practice was safe and evidence-based, but that there were some variations in it. As a result, a list of recommendations for practice was developed, for example about whether enteric-coated prednisolone is needed, and the necessary changes implemented.

Greveson K. An audit of independent non-medical prescribing in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastrointestinal Nursing 2009; 7(10): 23-27.