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Table 3 The five BNF categories where nurses make the greatest contribution to prescribing in primary care 2006-2010 (descending order)

From: Trends over time in prescribing by English primary care nurses: a secondary analysis of a national prescription database

  INPs CPNPs
  Category Number of items % of all items prescribed in primary care Category Number of items % of all items prescribed in primary care
1 Emergency Contraception 123,082 9.06% Gel And Colloid Dressings 22891 26.98%
2 Drugs for threadworms 50,673 5.15% Dressings 7,700,458 16.32%
3 Medicated stockings 6,807 5.12% Alcohols and saline 56,191 16.02%
4 Oils 43,950 5.00% Medicated stockings 19,314 14.52%
5 Dressings 2,303,643 4.88% Incontinence appliances 313,654 4.24%