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South Wales Nurse Prescribing Policy

PRESCRIBING BY COMMUNITY PRACTITIONERS, PROCEDURE AND BEST PRACTICE GUIDANCE DOCUMENT – SOUTH WALES REGION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Date agreed
October 2002
Review date
December 2004 
Expiry:
December 2006
 
Date reviewed
January 2007
 
Date agreed
May 2007
Next review date
January 2009     

 
               
                                                           
 
 
This documentation has been produced in partnership with Cardiff and Vale, Pontypridd and Rhondda, North Glamorgan, and Bro Morgannwg NHS Trusts and Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil , Bridgend, Neath and Port Talbot, Newport, Torfaen, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire Local Health Boards, South East Wales NHS Business Services Centre and Higher Education Institutes.
 
 
 
CONTENTS
 
INTRODUCTION and PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT ……………………..1
 
PRESCRIBING BY COMMUNITY PRACTITIONERS
 
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
 
SUPPORT AND MONITORING………………………………………………..….2
·        Peer Support Group
·        Support within General Practice
·        Monitoring of prescribing
·        Clinical Governance
·        Drug Information Support
·        Community Pharmacist links
 
PRESCRIPTION PAD AND PRESCRIPTION WRITING……………………….3
·        Prescription pad/form
·        Prescription writing
·        Information required on the prescription
·        Choice of item to be prescribed
·        Quality and duration
 
RECORD KEEPING………..……………………………………………………….4
·        Standards of records
·        Access to GP records
·        Recording of nurse prescriptions in General practice records
·        Copy/Carbonated copy of the prescription
·        Steps to be taken by nurse prescriber when writing and recording a
prescription
·        What should be included in the record?
 
SECURITY AND SAFE HANDLING…………………..…………………………..6
 
STOLEN OR LOST WP10CN/PN PAD/FORMS PROCEDURE……………….7
 
ADVERSE DRUG REACTION REPORTING & HAZARD
NOTICES…………………………………………………………………………….8
 
LEGAL LIABILITY…………………………………………………………………...8
 
DISPENSING
DOCTORS……………………………………………………………………………8
 
 
 
 
SUMMARY OF THE ROLES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES………………………………………………………………8
·        Trust responsibilities
·        Local Health Board responsibilities
·        Nurse Prescriber responsibilities
·        Responsibilities of General Practitioners
·        Additional employer responsibilities for GPs
·        Procedure for distribution and destruction
 
Appendix   1 : Registration of a nurse prescriber……………………………….12
Appendix   2 : Ordering of nurse prescriber prescription pads………………..13
Appendix 3A : Form A1…………………………………………………………...14
Appendix  3B : Form A2 …………………………………………………………..15                                                                      
Appendix   4 : Record of issue/return of prescription pads……………………16
Appendix   5 : Competency Toolkit………………………………………………17
Appendix   6 : Sample of carbonated prescription….…………………………..31
Contacts    7..……………………………………………………………………….32
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trust/LHB   Nurse Directors
 
 
Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust                               Pontypridd & Rhondda NHS Trust  
71 Quarella Road                                                                Dewi Sant Hospital                                            
Bridgend CF31 1YE                                           Pontypridd CF37 1LB                                          
Nurse Director (acting)                                       Nurse Director                                                    
Vicky Franklyn                                                       Peter Leonard
 
Signature………………                                      Signature……………………                             
 
Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust                                   North Glamorgan NHS Trust
UHW, Heath Park                                                                Prince Charles Hospital
Cardiff CF14 4XW                                               Merthyr Tydfil             CF47 9DT
Nurst Director                                                       Nurse Director
Sue Gregory                                                         Ruth Walker
 
Signature…………………                                  Signature………………..,,..
 
LHBs
 
Merthyr Tydfil LHB                                                Cardiff LHB                           Vale of Glamorgan LHB
Units 2A & 4A                                                       Trenewydd                            2 Stanwell Road
Pentrebach Business Centre                           Fairwater Road                    Penarth
Triangle Business Park,    Pentrebach           Llandaff                                 Vale of Glamorgan
Merthyr Tydfil   CF48 4TQ                                   Cardiff CF5 2LD                  CF64 2AA
 
ND Maria Thomas                                               ND – Jenny Theed              ND –
                                               
Signature……………………..                            Signature……………          Signature……………..
 
Rhondda Cynon Taff LHB                                  Bridgend LHB                      Neath & Port Talbot LHB
Unit 3                                                                     North Court, David St          Suite A, Britannic House
Navigation park                                                    Bridgend Ind. Est.                                Llandarcy, Neath
Abercynon                                                             Bridgend                               SA10 6JQ
CF45 45N                                                             CF31 3TP
 
ND Lynda Williams                                             ND – Sue Morgan                ND – Judith Hill
                                               
Signature……………………..                            Signature……………          Signature……………..
 
Caerphilly LHB                                                     Blaenau Gwent LHB           Newport LHB
Unit 1                                                                     Anvil Court                             Victoria House
Newbridge Gateway                                           Church Street                       1360140 Corporation Road
                                                                                Abertillery                              Newport
Bridge street                                                         NP13 1DB                             NP19 0BH
Newbridge
NP11 5GH                                                                                                           
ND Chrissie Hayes                                            ND – Bobby Bolt                  ND – Emrys Elias
                                               
Signature……………………..                            Signature……………          Signature……………..
 
Torfaen LHB                                                         Monmouthshire Local Health Board              
Block C                                                                  Singleton Court
Mamhilad House                                                 Business park
Mamhilad Park Est.,                                           Wonastow Road                 
Pontypool NP4 0YP                                            Monmouth
NP19 5JA
 
ND Vicky Warner                                                  ND – Julie Thomas
                                               
Signature……………………..                            Signature………………….


Last updated: 12/11/2007