Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers

Nurse and midwife prescribers 

Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers publication coverIn order to prescribe medicinal products, nurses and midwives must have recorded their prescriber qualification on our register.

There are two types of nurse prescribers: community nurse prescribers, and, independent and supplementary nurse and midwife prescribers.

The Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers, published in 2006, details the standards for the education of prescribers and standards for prescribing practice.

Circulars

NMC Circular 07/2011
First published: June 2011
Updates certain exemptions for midwives and student midwives in relation to administrating medicines.

NMC Circular 07/2011 Annexe 1 
First published: June 2011
Updates certain exemptions for midwives and student midwives in relation to administrating medicines.

NMC Circular 04/2010
First published: March 2010
Nurse and midwife independent prescribing of unlicensed medicines.

NMC Circular 03/2010
First published: March 2010
Unlicensed medicines – changes to the indicative content of the independent and supplementary nurse prescribing programme – V300.

NMC Circular 02/2009 
First published: February 2009
Standards of educational preparation for prescribing from the community nurse prescribers formulary for nurses without a specialist practitioner qualification – V150.

NMC Circular 02/2009 Annexe 1
First published: February 2009
Standards of educational preparation for prescribing from the community nurse prescribers formulary for nurses without a specialist practitioner qualification – V150.

NMC Circular 16/2008 
First published: December 2008
Remote assessment and prescribing.

NMC Circular 31/2007 
First published: October 2007
Integrated V100 prescribing within specialist community public health nursing programmes and SPQ district nurse upload

NMC Circular 30/2005 
First published: October 2005
V100 Nurse Prescribers

NMC Circular 29/2007 
First published: October 2007
Strengthened requirements on Criminal Records Bureau checks for eligibility to undertake preparation to prescribe as a nurse independent prescriber.

NMC Circular 22/2007 
First published: August 2007
NMC Prescribing for children and young people

NMC Circular 30/2005 
First published: October 2005
V100 Nurse Prescribers

Links

Drugs licensing | Home Office

Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Scottish Medicines Consortium