ABSTRACT: Nurse prescribing in mental health and learning disability services is a new development. The experiences of nine nurses working in mental health and learning disabilities, who formed part of the first cohort in the U.K. to undertake the supplementary nurse prescribing course, are described. Experiences of the course and implementation of supplementary prescribing in practice are discussed. The attitudes of nurses, other health professionals and patients to nurse prescribing are also explored.
Nursing standard: official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing 19(30):54-8.