Health Workforce New Zealand has run demonstrations to show the effectiveness and safety of diabetes nurse prescribing.
Phase two of the demonstration was completed in August 2013.
Evaluation of phase one
A comprehensive external evaluation was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of diabetes nurse prescribing during a six-month demonstration project.
The evaluation report found that diabetes nurse specialist prescribing is safe, of high quality and appropriate. Diabetes nurse specialist prescribing brings important benefits to the effectiveness of specialist diabetes services, is acceptable to patients, and is supported by the wider health care team.