Views of medical prescribers’ and senior managers’ on non-medical prescribing practice in oncology

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HARDING, Sophie (Velindre Cancer Centre, Pharmacy Department)
  • Co-author(s): Sophie Elizabeth Harding: Pharmacy Department, Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    David Terry: Life & Health Sciences Department, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Keith Wilson: Life & Health Sciences Department, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Bethan Tranter: Pharmacy Department, Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Annabel Borley: Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Abstract:

    Background

    At Velindre Cancer Centre, 29 non-medical prescribers (NMP) (pharmacists/nurses) work in outpatient clinics with medical staff assessing patients prior to treatment. NMPs review patients with bloods and radiology to prescribe cancer and supportive medicines.

    Methods

    A consultant focus group (n=5) and a registrar semi-structured interview

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