Non-Medical Prescribing Resources
The links below are to assist you with your Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) CPD. They are not exhaustive and you my find that you already have some that you use and suit your practice. However, they provide a fairly comprehensive set of sites that should provide answers to most of your queries.
Local Website Links
NHSG Staff Non-medical Prescribing Policy and Framework
This provides your core reading for practice and how to obtain your prescribing pad and to check if you are on the NHSG register as a Non-Medical Prescriber.
NHS Grampian Medicines Management website
This contains current NHSG polices, recommended formualry drugs, updates, alerts, IMPACT newsletter.
NHSG learning zone page and links [intranet]
This links you to the directory and learning opportunities offered within NHSG.
Runs prescribing courses for all NMPs updates and resources for library and networking.
National Website Links
British National Formulary
This site will assist you with your prescribing on a daily basis. It gives access to the BNF, BNF for Children, contains information about how to write prescriptions, use the yellow card scheme online and information about individual drugs.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries
Provides you with evidence to support you with your clinical decision making in real life consultations.
National electronic Library for Medicines (NeLM)
NeLM is the largest medicines information portal for healthcare professionals in the UK National Health Service (NHS). It aims to promote the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines and is updated daily. The site has a wide range of information products, including news, evidence-based reviews on drugs and drug therapy and health promotion material.
National Prescribing Centre's NPCi
These two sites have a wealth of information to support high quality cost-effective prescribing and medicines management across the NHS to help improve patient care and service delivery.
NPCi is a new and radically different NHS learning resource, with information contained within this virtual building. The philosophy is 'bite sized chunks' - small amounts of the best of the summarised evidence and information on topics you are likely to need because you encounter those conditions or situations often.
NES (Nurses and midwives) Non-medical prescribing subsite
NES (Pharmacy) Non-medical prescribing
The NES sites have specific information on prescribing, A General Practice nurse tool kit sit within this site which has some interesting and useful information on prescribing. Again these have specific areas for all NMP professionals with quizzes however, these are slightly dated but useful.
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Nurses can find prescribing information along with NMC updates on medications and regulation for prescribers.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Pharmacy regulations, literature information further resources, how to search and record CPD activities.
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
SIGN develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the NHS in Scotland, useful for CPD in prescribing
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Guidelines for established and current practice and useful for CPD in prescribing.
NHS Scotland e-LibraryThis has community groups you can join and discuss your practice with other prescribers. Prescribing journals are available in full text.
This has prescribing journal has prescribing articles and is available in the elibrary and RGU.
You can have daily news shots from this site and also search for drug information.
This is a taster quiz and does have a fee to join but is for HCP's.
This link will allow you to practice your math skills. It is written very simply and the calculations are very simple but fundamental to you as a prescriber.
Information on Drugs and related conditions and has links to other sites.
Although this was originally for nurses it welcomes all prescribers and has interactive forums.
This is a link to some distance learning modules for your non-medical prescribing CPD, through Medway University. The modules are free to use. Each module is followed by a series of multiple-choice questions (MCQs), which are marked automatically and a certificate is awarded on the successful completion of each module. Following successful completion of Therapeutics PLUS? students can go on to the Medway School of Pharmacy assessment to work through some relevant case studies and gain Masters credits. The modules currently available are smoking cessation and neuropathic pain.
Non Medical Prescribing in Scotland