The debate continues…

A GP blogger on the Financial Times website argues that nurses wishing to learn diagnosis and prescription should do so at medical school on a reduced length course, rather than the “few weeks training” she believes they receive at present. Interestingly, the examples she quotes to back her argument were of inappropriate prescription requests from – yes – nurses who were not prescribers. Avoiding these sorts of scenarios was one of the reasons for introducing nurse prescribing in the first place.