Nurse prescribing: a help or a hindrance to the profession?
Marilyn Eveleigh Consultant Editor
Nurse prescribing is an exciting concept. The profession has been talking about it since the Cumberlege Report in 1986; medical colleagues have been eager to share the prescribing load; and patient expectations have been raised. But over the last few months I'm beginning to feel that it is all getting very complicated, divisive and confusing, not least to the group it is intended for – nurses themselves.