Nurses prescribing in secondary care believe that prescribing has clear benefits for patient care and that it is for experienced nurses, according to this study, which used a convenience sample of nurse prescribers. Those who are not prescribing have found finance arrangements between Trusts to be a barrier. Ongoing evaluation of nurse prescribing is needed, and the authors make recommendations about both education and practice.
Scrafton J, McKinnon J and Kane R. Exploring nurses’ experiences of prescribing in secondary care: informing future education and practice. J Clin Nurs 2012; 21(13-14):2044-53.