Significant achievement as Registered Nurse prescribing is rolled out in community health

Recently, the Associate Health Minister Hon Jenny Salesa launched the Registered Nurse Prescribing in Community Health Programme.

This is a significant achievement for nursing capability, particularly for those working in primary care and community settings. This prescribing capability supports the New Zealand Health Strategy - enabling registered nurses to fully use their skills and training to provide the right care at the earliest opportunity. The Council has focused nurse prescribing to complement the roles of other health professionals and target areas where people have challenges accessing healthcare and medicines.