GPs put independent prescribers in 'ludicrous' indemnity position

Snow, Tamsin
January 2012
Nursing Standard;1/25/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 21, p11
Trade Publication
Some nurse independent prescribers working in general practice have been ordered to stop prescribing since the RCN changed its indemnity policy on January 1, Nursing Standard has learned.


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