Nurse prescribers urged to sign controlled drugs e-petition

Nurse and pharmacist prescribers are being urged by ANPÂ Chair Barbara Stuttle to sign an e-petition started by Professor Matt Griffiths, visiting professor of prescribing and medicines management at the University of the West of England. Professor Griffiths last month called on Andrew Lansley or David Cameron to intervene on this issue (see here), after it emerged that there is now no date set for the necessary amendments to be made to the Misuse of Drugs Act. Barbara Stuttle points out that these changes would lead to efficiency savings, so topical at the moment, as well as allowing qualified professionals to do their jobs properly.