'Contentious’ NMC prescribing changes and removal of meds standards set to go ahead

Published: 26 Mar 2018 By NICOLA MERRIFIELD

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A “contentious” proposal by the nursing regulator to allow nurses and midwives to gain prescribing qualifications at earlier points in their careers is still due to go ahead under final plans, but registrants will need to provide evidence they are competent before beginning programmes.

As part of a series of changes due to be finalised this week, the Nursing and Midwifery Council also still intends to remove its standards for medicines management, despite “mixed” views among the profession about the proposal.

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