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Non-medical prescribing in primary care in the UK: an overview of the current literature

Non-medical prescribing is increasingly being recognised as an essential healthcare practice, with at least 18 countries adopting NMP across Europe, the Americas and Australasia (Courtenay et al,...

Breastfeeding and medication for long-term conditions

When prescribing to breastfeeding women we need to be aware that some of the drug which she takes is likely to pass to the baby via breastmilk. The British National Formulary (BNF) is not always a...

Non-medical midwifery prescribing of an antiemetic for a glucose tolerance test: a case study

The Calgary-Cambridge model was chosen to assess this case study because it was the most structured, practical, patient-centred model and it allows a way to close the session when compared to the...

A Scottish university prescribing team's experiences and reflections during the COVID-19 pandemic

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic created a major paradigm shift in the way teaching and learning occurred in addition to wider social, health and well-being implications (Douglas et al, 2020). The speed...

Glaucoma: pharmacological management and iatrogenic causes

Aqueous humour supplies oxygen and nutrients to the cornea, lens and other cells lining the anterior chamber. Aqueous humour also helps maintain the eye's shape (Schehlein et al, 2017; Sharif, 2021)....

Consultation in out-of-hours practice: a clinical review of Lyme disease

Consultation models were originally developed as a means to explore and understand the psychological aspects of doctor–patient consultations, in addition to providing a structure to the process...

Challenges prescribing antiarrhythmic medications for infants and children

Arrhythmias occurring during infancy and childhood are less common than those occurring in the adult population, with SVT (an umbrella term for arrhythmias originating within or incorporating atrial...

Insulin for diabetes: 100 years of therapy

During the summer of 1921, an unlikely team consisting of Frederick Banting, a newly established physician specialising in orthopaedics and a professor of physiology, and Charles Best, one of his lab...

A warfarin-antibiotic drug-drug interaction: a podiatric surgical case report

Patient A (Table 1) presented in 2016 with pain in both feet across the lesser metatarsal-phalangeal joints (MTPJs). On clinical examination, she had pain in both third/fourth intermetatarsal (IM)...

Costs and consequences of services provided by non-medical prescribers: a scoping review protocol

This scoping review protocol was registered with the Open Science Framework Registry on 31 July 2021 (registered DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/PSR3N), accessible from

The pharmacology of allergic rhinitis treatments

Many PwAR experience mild symptoms (Dykewicz et al, 2020) and dismiss AR as little more than a nuisance (Bjermer et al, 2019).

The role of bempedoic acid in the management of dyslipidaemia

Cholesterol is a molecule which is an essential component in the body’s ability to form healthy cell membranes, but as far back as the 19th century it was recognised that atheromatous plaques...

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