“The Jury is Out”

Non-medical Prescribing Update Training


The Course Aim

To update participants in legal aspects of Non Medical Prescribing to improve safe practice and minimise risk of litigation


Learning outcomes

 By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:

  • Legal and professional liability of prescribers
  • Professional accountability in terms of prescribing
  • The law in relation to prescribing
  • Negligence claims
  • Consent issues
  • Importance of record keeping and the law


Course content

  • Legal issues
  • Issues of consent & the importance of good record keeping
  • Prescribing and safer management of controlled drugs



 Our trainer Amanda Armstrong is currently working as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner within General Practice.  Amanda has been a Nurse Independent Prescriber since 2004.  She has 16 years’ experience working as a University Nurse Lecturer as part of Advanced Practice and Non-Medical Prescribing Programmes in London South Bank and Anglia Ruskin Universities.  She holds 2 master’s degrees; an MSc in Nursing Research and Development and a Master’s in Health Care Law and Ethics from University of Wales as well as the Common Professional Examination of the Law from Nottingham Trent Law School.  She has published various articles on nurse prescribing including the Legal Aspects of Non-Medical Prescribing within the Nurse Prescribing Journal and the Non Medical Prescribing chapter in Barton T & Allan D (2015) Advanced Nurse Practice; Changing Healthcare in a Changing World.[FP1] 
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