Chapter 3. The Evidence Base for Nurse Prescribing

  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.ch3

Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

How to Cite

Jones, A. (2009) The Evidence Base for Nurse Prescribing, in Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311624.ch3

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



  • evidence base for nurse prescribing;
  • supplementary and independent nurse prescribing within UK;
  • nurse prescribers and patient outcomes;
  • patients' views on mental health nurse prescribing;
  • medication management;
  • overall modernisation of health care and enhancing and hindering factors for nurse prescribing;
  • attitudes and aspirations to use supplementary prescribing in service models;
  • nurse prescribing as a good outcome for the profession


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What do clinicians think about nurse prescribing?

  • Interprofessional issues

  • Outcomes for patients who have a nurse prescriber

  • Views of patients on mental health nurse prescribing

  • Medication management

  • Implementation deficit research

  • Future research

  • Conclusion