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Decline in drug deaths in Scotland

A new report has shown drug-related deaths have declined by a small amount in Scotland (National Records of Scotland, 2023). The statistics demonstrate that in 2022 there were 1051 deaths due to drug...


More than 425 000 patients have used a new national online service to register with a GP in its first year, according to NHS England. It says the Register with a GP Surgery service, which is managed...

Drug breakdown: Bempedoic Acid

With the help of Prescribing and Therapeutics Training Ltd and the Journal of Prescribing Practice, you can earn your 1-hour CPD certificate.

Preventing urinary tract infection and supporting patient catheterisation for mental health

A tool has been developed that requires a health professional to carry out the assessment (Lauridsen et al, 2022). A UTI risk factor model was used as the basis to inform the content included in the...

Anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation

This study, published in the journal EP Europace, sought to establish a prospective registry looking at the contemporary management of patients with atrial fibrillation by cardiologists, GPs and other...

Units of measurement for mass and volume

Now try these exercises. Convert:.

Chronic disease and economics

Chronic diseases are long-term conditions, with Donoso (2023) noting not only that ‘around 50% of people follow long-term treatment recommendations in high-income countries and presumably even less in...

A–Z of prescribing for children

It is commonly stated that children are not just small adults; yet, most paediatric medication doses are still calculated from studies in adults (O'Hara, 2016). A knowledge of physiological...

What's in a name? The complex conundrum of prescribing nomenclature in practice

‘There has been a seemingly generic move towards referring to “independent prescribers”; however, this is not inclusive of the range and diversity of professional prescribing annotations’ .

Non-medical prescribing in mental health services

The alcohol liaison service in an inner-London hospital has developed a nurse-led service model to meet the needs of the patient population it serves. Experienced non-medical prescribers deliver the...

Supporting new prescribing colleagues

Do you remember your first few weeks and months as a qualified prescriber? I imagine you do, regardless of how long ago you obtained the qualification. I liken it to driving a car for the first time...

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Journal of Prescribing Practice shares the latest clinical expertise and professional guidance for non-medical prescribers. Our goal is to provide the knowledge to help you prescribe more efficiently and effectively.

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