WATCH: 3 Things Your Probably Didn’t Know About Nurse Prescribers

Nurse attends to patient

Although they came late to the regulation party, Nurse Prescribers eventually made it to the regulation tab. What are Nurse prescribers, in case you are wondering, according to a reliable nursing journal, the British Journal of Nursing, these are :

…nurses who have successfully completed a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Practitioner Nurse Prescribing course and are registered with the NMC either as a Community practitioner nurse prescribers (CPNP) or as Nurse Independent prescribers (NIP). These nurses are either qualified to prescribe from the Nurse Prescribers Formulary for Community Practitioners (CPNP) or they can assess, diagnose, and prescribe independently any licensed medicine and products listed in the British National Formulary (BNF) (Joint Formulary Committee, 2021), unlicensed medicines and all controlled drugs in schedules two to five, provided this is within the area of their competence (NIP)

British Journal Of Nursing

Apart from the 3 things listed in the video below, here are some things you probably didn’t know about prescriber nurses:

  1. CPNPs take the Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing course (V100 or V150) to be registered with the NMC while NIPs take the Independent Nurse Prescribing course (V200 or V300)
  2. Registered Nurses can take the nurse supplementary prescribers (NSPs). If they complete the course they can prescribe patients that have been assessed and diagnosed by a doctor whose clinical management plan has been drawn.
  3. Prescribers are required by UK Law to serve in their own professional fields or within their boundaries only.
  4. Prescribers are also required to have excellent knowledge and understanding of pharmacology in regards to the drugs prescribed, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

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WATCH: 3 Patient Safety Tips All Nurses Should Know

Last week the world commemorated patient safety day and nurses and other health workers on many social media platforms spent the day talking about patient safety. Some in Africa remembered how health workers like nurses manhandled them, and how some of their loved ones died due to medical errors. Some even thought of how there were no repercussions after some health workers or nurses negligently handled them or their loved ones when they were patients.

Why is patient safety important you may want to know, The World Health Organisation, on the issue of patient safety, has always said:

Patient Safety… aims to prevent and reduce risks, errors and harm that occur to patients during the provision of health care. Patient safety is fundamental to delivering quality essential health services. Indeed, there is a clear consensus that quality health services across the world should be effective, safe and people-centred. In addition, to realize the benefits of quality health care, health services must be timely, equitable, integrated and efficient.

World Health Organisation

According to BMJ Journals, an estimated 230 million medical errors occur each year, costing the NHS a staggering £98 462 582 and causing an estimated 1708 deaths. While some cases are pure cases of negligence, others are pure mistakes. While we can not expect all nurses to be perfect people who never err while executing their duties, because their jobs involve sacred human life, we all err as humans. We can only share tips on how to minimize errors and hope for the best.

One can easily conclude that patient safety is important because:

  1. It reduces the number and risk of medical errors
  2. It saves lives in some cases
  3. It is an integral part of the quality health care we offer to the public in general
  4. It gives the patients and the public confidence in our services as nurses and health workers and medical institutions.
  5. It saves us money and time as it simultaneously reduces medical errors.

The following 3 tips outlined below will help nurses in different fields prioritise patient safety bearing in mind the mentioned reasons why patient safety is imperative

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We Are Hiring

Over the past few months, we have indicated on social media that we are hiring. We have placed several advertorials in different formats hoping to catch a wider audience of people offering what we are looking for. Pivotal Solutions has said recruitment/hiring is not an event but an ongoing process, and we stand by such declarations. This, therefore, has inspired us to cast a wider net and tell anyone and everyone that consumes our content that we are continuously recruiting at our agency. We are looking for

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Theatre Nurses
  3. Registered Mental Health Nurses
  4. In some instances Health Care Assistants

We are based in Dudley but our services stretch to the entire West Midlands and further afield. This gives many an opportunity to work in their local area, limiting their travel time to and from work. Why must you choose us in a pool of other agencies offering the same you may ask, and here is the answer:

  1. We offer competitive rates, our rates are great,
  2. We can fast-track your registration if there is a need for registration to be done for you to work at our agency.
  3. We will curate your schedule based on your off days and or free time, allowing you to have a bit of extra time on your hands
  4. We prioritise your health and will customise your shifts in such a way that you will get enough time to rest.
  5. We can place you temporarily or permanently and again give you extra shifts if we place you permanently.
  6. We offer a personalised service
  7. We make payments promptly and we guarantee you you will not experience any delays.

In case you have decided to work with us, please get in touch by sending your CV for consideration at or directly call us on 03300300031.

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Nurse attends to patient

Nursing 101, Important Nursing Tips Everyone Should Know

Nursing 101 is the last thing you were expecting to read on this blog right? Well, to be fair it was also the last thing we were expecting to write about until this fine morning. As an agency responsible for placing nurses in great environments where they can improve their bottom line while offering a much-needed service, we have befriended and been exposed to many a nurse.

Many health workers have moved to the UK from different parts of the globe to work in UK Hospitals and medical centres. The way things are done in the UK when it comes to patient handling and general nursing etiquette in UK is different. In some African hospitals nursing are a menace, a bunch of unapproachable people who will not hesitate to read you the riot act should they decide you badly need it even when you are a patient. Some African mothers have chilling stories of how nurses shouted, scolded or manhandled them, especially during labour.

In some communities, this has been normalised because people see it as a necessary evil because they believe sometimes mothers in labour are not serious and sometimes if they are not pushed the birth might have a fatal end. While those societies turn a blind eye to such, the same is not the case in the UK. Should one desire to be a good nurse, and last in their career till retirement then they need this Nursing 101 unofficial guide:

  1. If possible find a senior nurse to mentor you unofficially or officially, and observe how they serve their patients, and how they interact with others.
  2. Acquaint yourself with UK Nursing laws, and always stay up to date on that front.
  3. Do not be a bore, yes you read that correctly, do not be a nuisance to fellow workers and even to patients. Do not constantly complain, do not talk about people behind their backs and try to be cordial with all people, patients and co-workers alike.
  4. Hope for the best but expect the worst, people come from different backgrounds and they have different personalities. They will have some traits that will probably not sit well with you. Be objective and always expect the worst even when you are hoping for the best. This will help you to not snap or react in a way that will sanction disciplinary action from your superiors.
  5. Try and maintain a healthy work-life balance and always prioritise your health. Given the availability of extra shifts and all, it’s easy to get carried away and work extra hard blurring the lines between work and personal life. By all means, find a way to separate the two.
  6. Do not forget Nursing etiquette rules.
  7. Be efficient, establish a routine and always make sure you prioritise important things on your list of important tasks for the day or week or month.

Well, these nursing 101 tips will help those that are coming to work in the UK as nurses and those that are already working in the UK. Check out our other employment tips on our blog.

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