Organisational impact of the V150 nurse prescribing qualification

Smith, Charlotte orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-2964-995X, Coucill, Catherine Anne and Nuttall, Dilyse orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0561-5229 (2018) Organisational impact of the V150 nurse prescribing qualification. British Journal of Community Nursing, 23 (8). pp. 370-375. ISSN 2052-2215

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An initial literature search identified a deficit in the non-medical prescribing evidence base in relation to V150 community practitioner nurse prescribing. Nineteen V150 prescribers from eight professional roles, and prescribing for a variety of conditions, along with three NMP leads, participated in this evaluation. The evaluation used a mixed methodology of questionnaires and telephone interviews; 19 V150 prescribers participated, with all of them completing the online questionnaire. Two of these also consented to a follow-up telephone interview. Three NMP leads completed the online questionnaire. The findings suggested a benefit to the wider health organisation with regard to reduced attendance at walk-in centres, GP practices and the emergency department. It is anticipated that the findings from this study may be prove useful to NMP leads, NMP groups and commissioners, as well as V150 prescribers.

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