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1

List the different types of prescribers

1) doctor
2) dentist
3) nurse
4) physiotherapist
5) podiatrist
6) pharmacist
7) optometrist

2

Can community nurse practitioners prescribe anything?

No - only a limited range of products as listed in the BNF/drug tariff

3

What are independent prescribers?

1) completed an extra qualification
2) can prescribe any POM within area of competence ( optometrists cannot prescribe CDs or parenteral medicines)

4

What are supplementary prescribers?

1) have completed an extra qualification
2) can prescribe in accordance with a clinical management plan agreed by an independent prescriber
3) pharmacist, midwife, nurse, chiropodist, podiatrist, physiotherapist, radiographer, optometrist

5

What is the difference between supplementary and independent prescribing?

Independent prescribers are responsible for the assessment of patients with undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions, and for decisions about the clinical management required and drawing up a treatment plan. The independent prescriber also has the authority to prescribe the medicines required as part of the plan.
Supplementary prescribers are authorised to prescribe for patients whose condition had been diagnosed or assessed by an independent prescriber, within the parameters of an agreed treatment plan

6

Outline the legal requirements of a prescription

1) age and/or DOB - the age or date of birth is not legally required if the patient is under 12 years old.
2) patients name and address
3) date (must be dispensed within 6 months)
4) signed in Ink by prescriber
5) type of prescriber (doctor, dentist etc)
6) prescribers address- ( name is not legally required)
- written indelibly.
- drug name, form, strength, quantity not legally required.

7

Discuss faxed prescriptions

1) not legally valid prescription
2) may not be clear
3) may never receive original script
4) original script may never be amended after supply
5) consider alternative methods

8

Outline what prescribers from the EEA/ Switzerland can and cannot do

1) EEA prescribers (Dr,dentist, prescribing pharmacist/nurse) can not issue NHS prescriptions
2) can issue private prescriptions
3) can not prescribe unlicensed medicines or certain CDs
4) do not legally need patients address on script
5) do not legally need patients age on script

9

Describe what you would look out for in a forged prescription

1) drug liable to misuse
2) large/ excessive quantity
3) amendments
4) Dr in signature
5) patients appearance- agitated, nervous, aggressive

10

What type of prescription is a FP10SS and FP10NC

FP10SS
-printed
- all prescribers except dentists
FP10NC
- handwritten
- FP10NC - GP
- FP10HNC - hospital

11

What type of prescription is a FP10D

- dentist
- handwritten prescription
- can only prescribe items listed in dental practitioners formulary
- can legally prescribe any POM on private prescription

12

What type of prescription is an FP10P , FP10SP and FP10P-REC

FP10P
-handwritten
- FP10PN & FP10CN - nurse independent prescribers & community nurse practitioners
- NB community nurse practitioners must follow nurse prescribers formulary
FP10SP
- other independent & supplementary prescribers
FP10P-REC
-out of hours centres

13

What are electronic prescription service tokens

- paper copy of the electronic prescription
- green= prescribing token
- White = dispensing token
- similar format to normal prescriptions
- barcode to allow matching to electronic prescription
- token is not signed by prescriber so it's not a legal prescription
- electronic prescription has special electronic signature

14

Discuss where you could find information about the patient

1) prescription, including the back (exemptions)
2) the patient
3) the patients representative/ carer
4) the GP or other health care professionals
5) community- patient medication record system - prescribing intervals, changes in regimen, interactions
6) patient treatment cards

15

What is the difference between supplementary and independent prescribing?

Independent prescribers are responsible for the assessment of patients with undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions, and for decisions about the clinical management required and drawing up a treatment plan. The independent prescriber also has the authority to prescribe the medicines required as part of the plan.
Supplementary prescribers are authorised to prescribe for patients whose condition had been diagnosed or assessed by an independent prescriber, within the parameters of an agreed treatment plan

16

List some Co-morbidities

1) heart disease
2) asthma
3) epilepsy
4) renal failure
5) liver failure