Eligible health professionals must undertake a prescribing programme. However, with numerous different health professions involved, navigating information about this can be confusing.
‘Preparing to Prescribe’ is a guide for nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who are seeking to take the prescribing programme. The toolkit provides a step-by-step guide, outlining role requirements and using trigger questions to signpost to resources and information. It builds on evidence about common pitfalls and strategies for success in order to better prepare you for a prescribing role and enhance knowledge of role requirements. The toolkit is also a useful resource for non-medical prescribing leads, programme leads in higher education, service providers, commissioners,
patients and carers.
Primarily designed to be used across the UK, the ‘Preparing to Prescribe’ implementation toolkit resources can be used to inform development of non-medical prescribing in other countries.
The idea to develop the toolkit was inspired by over a decade of work on non-medical prescribing. Lead by Dr Nicola Carey and Dr Karen Stenner from the School of Health Sciences, a team including NMP leads, educators, researchers and policy makers from the UK, with representation for nursing, pharmacy and allied health professions, developed the toolkit in 2017. The toolkit was last updated in May 2020.