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Table 2 Key aspects of the NMP lead role

From: Non medical prescribing leads views on their role and the implementation of non medical prescribing from a multi-organisational perspective

Information and communication (n = 21)
   ➤ Two-way communication between trusts and NMPs (n = 21)
   ➤ Information conduit (n = 18)
a) keep up to date with national policy, legal issues & good practice
b) disseminate information on national policy, legal issues & good practice to NMPs
   ➤ Point of contact (n = 11)
Promoting and co-ordinating (n = 17)
   ➤ Ensuring that applicants meet NMP selection criteria (n = 11)
   ➤ Co-ordinate and promote NMP within trust (n = 17)
   ➤ Work to integrate and expand NMP in service planning (n = 10)
   ➤ Liaise with education providers to ensure NMP programme meets needs of employees (n = 5)
   ➤ At a strategic level raise awareness and profile of NMP in less developed areas of practice (n = 3)
Clinical governance (n = 22)
   ➤ Ensure clinical governance systems are in place and up to date (n = 22)
   ➤ Monitor NMP practice (n = 21)
   ➤ Identify and deal with NMP related governance issues (n = 22)
   ➤ Monitor and support those not using prescribing qualification (n = 4)
Support and training (n = 17)
   ➤ Support NMPs before, during and after implementation of NMP in practice (n = 17)
   ➤ Support supervisors of NMPs (n = 17)
   ➤ Provide information about continuing professional development opportunities (n = 10)
   ➤ Provide practical training session and support groups for NMPs (n = 10)
   ➤ Active support role during initial implementation of NMP into practice (n = 8)
   ➤ Provide broad medicines management support to all NMPs (n = 1)
  1. (NMP = non-medical prescribing)
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