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Nurse and midwife medicinal product prescribing (ONMSD)

The Office of Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) is responsible for leading the national implementation of nurse and midwife medicinal product prescribing in Ireland.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) provides professional regulation for registered nurse/midwife prescribers (RN/MPs).

The prescribing of medicinal products is an expanded role following successful completion of an approved education programme and registering with the NMBI as a registered RN/MP.

RN/MPs must adhere to:

  • legislation
  • professional regulation
  • national and local health service provider policies
  • policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines
  • work within their scope of practice

Each RN/MP is responsible for keeping up-to-date with advances in medicinal product prescribing.

Resources

Publications to support nurse and midwife medicinal product prescribing:

Programme sponsorship

The Certificate in Nursing/Professional Diploma (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing) is currently funded by the HSE for all nurses and midwives who are employed by the voluntary and statutory services of the HSE and who meet the entry criteria.

Related topic

Sponsorship of nurse and midwife medicinal product prescribing

Data collection system

The nurse and midwife prescribing data collection system is a web application for the retrospective recording of prescription information.

It is not a prescription system, nor should it be used for recording clinical or patient information.

Login to the system is restricted to registered nurse/midwife prescribers (RN/MP) and authorised users who have been provided with a password to accompany their username, which is their NMBI PIN.

User guide for the nurse and midwife prescribing data collection system

eNetworks

eNetworks is an electronic communication network for registered nurse/midwife prescribers, prescribing site coordinators (PSC) and other relevant staff.

The purpose of these networks is to enable RN/MP/candidates/PSC support and assist each other by providing them with an opportunity for discussion, collaboration and communication relating to nurse midwife prescribing matters.

Related topics

Register as a RNP or candidate prescriber on eNetwork

Register as a prescribing site coordinator on eNetwork

Clinical audit

Audit of nurse and midwife prescribing is essential to support best practice in the delivery and evaluation of their practice.

Sample tools to assist in the audit process for nurse/midwife medicinal product prescribing:

Contacts

Clare Mac Gabhann - National Lead and HSE South, Director of Nursing and Midwifery (Prescribing)

NMPDU HSE South

Administration Building

St Marys Health Campus

Gurranabraher

Cork

T23 X440

Phone: 021 492 1210 / 087 931 7025

clare.macgabhann@hse.ie

Maureen Nolan - HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster Medicinal Product Prescribing and Director of Nursing, National Lead for the Implementation and Audit of Nurse Prescribing of Ionising Radiation

HSE Suite 3, First Floor

Vista Primary Care Centre

Ballymore Eustace Road

Naas

Co. Kildare

Phone: 086 601 2195

maureen.nolan1@hse.ie

Rachael Comer - HSE West, Assistant Director of Nursing and Midwifery (Prescribing)

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education

St Mary's Campus

Castlebar

Co Mayo.

Phone: 094 904 9013/ 087 246 6084

rachael.comer@hse.ie

Rose Lorenz - HSE Dublin North-East, Assistant Director of Nursing and Midwifery, NMPDU North-East

St. Brigid's Complex

Ardee

Co. Louth

Phone: 041 685 0658 / 087 286 4075

rose.lorenz@hse.ie