Standards for prescribers

In order to prescribe medicinal products, nurses and midwives must have recorded their prescriber qualification on our register. There are two types of nurse or midwife prescribers. Community nurse or midwife prescribers; and independent and supplementary nurse or midwife prescribers.

The standards that set out how nurses and midwives can achieve prescriber status, how prescribing programmes are run and what constitutes safe and effective prescribing practice are set out on the following pages.

These standards have either been produced by or adopted by us.

Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education

Part 1 of Realising professionalism: Standards for education and training

Standards for student supervision and assessment

Part 2 of Realising professionalism: Standards for education and training

Standards for prescribing programmes

Part 3 of Realising professionalism: Standards for education and training