Signing scripts

The risks associated with nurse prescribers signing repeat prescriptions

Non-medical prescribers should only authorise and sign prescriptions that are within their medical competence. Prescribers are responsible for any prescription they sign including repeat prescriptions.

If a Nurse Prescriber does wish to sign repeat prescriptions there should be robust processes in place for the review of each prescription – which means if you are given a wad of scripts this is going to take an awfully long time!!!

A nurse prescriber should only sign a prescription for medicines that they have adequate knowledge about (medical