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dc.contributor.authorThurtle, V.
dc.identifier.citationThurtle , V 2007 , ' Challenges in health visitor prescribing in a London primary care trust ' , Community Practitioner , vol. 80 , no. 11 , pp. 26-30 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1905962
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 4e7d6a84-838b-4376-aa19-5a55c678714c
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 38449095235
dc.description.abstractIn this primary care trust there was limited health visitor prescribing. A case study approach sought to identify reasons for this, to lead to recommendations and changes to develop health visitor prescribing. The situation was examined using qualitative methods to consider the opportunities and challenges in health visitor prescribing. Semi-structured interviews with eighteen health visitors and managers explored their views of health visitor prescribing and its position within the PCT. The findings demonstrated only three health visitors prescribed; yet the majority were positive about prescribing, both for clients and health visitor development. Practitioners recognised their difficult working context and felt that organisational systems were not supportive of prescribing. A culture of prescribing was not felt to be in evidence, but was seen as a realistic possibility. Recommendations for change focused on the organisation and practitioners, with improved communication and structures supportive of prescribing. There was a need for practitioners to be active in learning so that they could share knowledge, experience and commitment to prescribing in locally based groups.en
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Practitioner
dc.titleChallenges in health visitor prescribing in a London primary care trusten
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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