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Written by a group of multi-professional authors, this fully updated third edition builds on the success of this classic text. The book explores a number of key areas for prescribers, including prescribing within a multidisciplinary team context, consultation skills, ethical and legal issues surrounding prescribing, the psychology and sociology of prescribing, and applied pharmacology. Among the other topics featured are monitoring skills, medicines concordance, evidence based prescribing, prescribing within a public health perspective, calculation skills, prescribing in dermatology, and minimizing the risk of prescribing errors. Each chapter has been revised and additional chapters on antimicrobial prescribing, education and training to become a prescriber, and a new section on renal impairment have been added. This book is an essential resource for both new and experienced prescribers and anyone undertaking the non-medical prescribing (NMP) programme including nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals and optometrists.


‘I am delighted that the third edition of Independent and Supplementary Prescribing: An Essential Guide is now published. It all began with Neighbourhood Nursing report which I chaired in 1986, which was hugely valuable for community nurses, GPs, but above all the patients. With the strong support of The Royal College of Nursing, and others like Matt Griffiths and Molly Courtenay, it became embedded as an idea and a practice. Like all good ideas it grew, and other professions can now prescribe but healthcare changes fast and we must keep up-to-date. So, I warmly welcome this third edition building on the popularity of the first two. This book is essential reading for non-medical practitioners undertaking the prescribing course along with medical students learning to prescribe. With such valuable advice and educational materials the future is bright for better care for patients and skilled practitioners.’

Baroness Julia Cumberlege - CBE, DL

'This book offers good discussion on pertinent topics for prescribers, including good communication skills, ethical and legal issues, influences on prescribing habits, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, research studies and statistical interpretation, and some useful information on disease states and prescribing for them.'

Judith Klevan Source: Doody's Reviews

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