Nurse prescribing in mental health: a person-centred approach

Nurs Stand. 2008 Sep;22(52):35-8. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.


This article outlines how Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, a mental health and learning disability trust, implemented a preceptorship prescribing pathway for mental health nurses. The aim was to support nurses to move from supplementary prescribing to independent prescribing within a person-centred framework.

MeSH terms

  • Antipsychotic Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Drug Prescriptions*
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / drug therapy
  • Mental Disorders / nursing
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Nurses*
  • Patient-Centered Care*
  • State Medicine
  • United Kingdom


  • Antipsychotic Agents