Chapter 11. Future Challenges for Nurse Prescribers

  1. DR Adrian Jones RN, BN (HONS), PHD Nurse Consultant Visiting Reader in Psychiatric Nursing1,2

Published Online: 1 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311624.ch11

Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

How to Cite

Jones, A. (2009) Future Challenges for Nurse Prescribers, in Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311624.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    North Wales NHS Trust, UK

  2. 2

    Glyndwr University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170925

Online ISBN: 9781444311624



  • future challenges for nurse prescribers;
  • future workforce planning and emerging roles;
  • unleashing and delivering potential of nurse prescribing;
  • increased patient choice and involvement;
  • nurse prescribing - greater opportunities for patients to gain access to medication;
  • connecting future labour market to service improvement;
  • preparing staff for the role;
  • nurse prescribing today - be political to affect implementation;
  • nurse prescribing - central plank in planning and sustaining workforce


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Increased patient choice and involvement

  • Connecting the future labour market to service improvement

  • How do we prepare our staff for the role?

  • Be political to affect implementation

  • Patient safety

  • Conclusion