Non-medical prescribers are health professionals (nurses or pharmacists) employed by the Trust who can write prescriptions for your child.

Non-medical prescribers have received specialist training and are qualified to prescribe medication for your child suitable for their condition. All non-medical prescribers receive regular supervision and training for their role in line with legal requirements.

The aim of non-medical prescribing is to improve patient care through quicker access to treatment when it is needed. There is evidence to suggest that non-medical prescribing can:

  • provide a more holistic and multi-disciplinary service
  • improve patient choice
  • provide consistency for the child and their family
  • reduce costs to the health service
  • reduce time to treatment.

There may be some medicines or situations where a non-medical prescribers will refer to a doctor for advice or to prescribe the medicine.


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Date last updated:

11 / 2015

Archive date:

11 / 2018

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