Nurses' power to prescribe

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Nurses are to be given new powers to prescribe drugs under guidelines agreed with GPs under the NHS White Paper due to be published tomorrow.

The aim of the White Paper, Primary Care: Delivering the Future, is to allow GPs to expand their surgeries into cottage hospitals, capable of offering patients small operations, more clinics with hospital consultants, and specialist care without stays in hospital. Colin Brown

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