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Legislation regarding prescribing

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Long Term Illness Scheme - 2016 Legislation for Nurses. Information Pharmacists Nurse Midwife Prescribing. PRACTICE NOTICE 6 High Tech Scheme. Drug Reimbursement in Ireland Attachment1. Prescribing by nurses a success - review. Patients benefit from nurse prescribing. PATIENTS HAVE improved access to medication and are sticking to their medication regimes better since the introduction of nurse prescribing in Ireland, a new survey reveals. The research, carried out by the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University College Cork, shows that nurse prescribing has been an innovative and welcome addition to the role of the Irish nurse, which has led to an improvement in patient satisfaction. To date, 631 nurses and midwives have undertaken the HSE-funded nurse prescribing programme nationally.

They are employed in 78 different clinical areas from primary to tertiary care within the health service. The first cohort of qualified nurse prescribers in Ireland was registered in January 2008. Prospective nurse prescribers must complete an approved six-month course and adhere to a set of practice standards and competencies for prescribing. S.I. No. 2012007 — Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2007.