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Legislative changes that came into effect in the UK in April gave nurse independent prescribers NIPs the power to prescribe schedule 2—5 controlled drugs. Therefore, suitably qualified UK nurses can now independently prescribe any drug for any medical condition within their clinical competence. The potential benefits of independent nurse prescribing include improved access to medications and more efficient use of skills within the National Health Service workforce. The most common pharmacological treatments for ADHD are controlled drugs. Therefore, the legislative changes allow nurse-led ADHD services to offer holistic packages of care for patients. Evidence suggests that independent prescribing by UK nurses is safe, clinically appropriate and associated with high levels of patient satisfaction. However, the empirical evidence available to support the value of NIPs in mental health settings is limited.
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17 6. ISSN Mental health nurses can now train to become independent prescribers as well as supplementary prescribers. Independent nurse prescribing can potentially help to reorganize mental health services, increase access to medicines and improve service user information, satisfaction and concordance.