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Table 1 Participant Information

From: An exploration of how nurse prescribing is being used for patients with respiratory conditions across the east of England

n = 40 n = number of participants % of total sample
Job Title   
General practice based nurses (nurse practitioner, practice nurse, practice nurse lead) 13 32.5
Community matrons (Long term condition case manager) 7 17.5
Paediatric nurses (nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, community children’s nurse) 6 15.0
Secondary care nurses (emergency nurse practitioner, critical care outreach, nurse consultant) 4 10.0
Hospital or mixed base respiratory nurse specialists 4 10.0
Community based respiratory nurses (lead nurses, specialist nurse, nurse consultant) 3 7.5
Other non-hospital based nurse practitioners (out of hours, walk in centre, prison) 3 7.5
Geographical location   
Cambridgeshire 11 27.5
Essex 10 25
Suffolk 10 25
Bedfordshire 4 10
Norfolk 4 10
Hertfordshire 1 2.5
Employer   
Primary care trust (including community trust, community mental health & provider services) 16 40.0
General practice 12 30.0
Acute 9 22.5
Other: walk in centre, out of hours, social enterprise 3 7.5
Setting   
Primary care: community, walk in centre, out of hours, prison 15 37.5
Primary care: general practice 12 30.0
Secondary care 9 22.5
Primary & secondary care 4 10.0
Age range   
25-35 yrs 2 5.0
36-45 yrs 7 17.5
46-54 yrs 21 52.5
55-64 yrs 4 10.0
Years qualified as a prescriber   
1-2 years 3 7.5
3-5 years 16 40.0
> 5 years 20 50.0
Use of prescribing qualification   
Independent prescribing 37 92.5
Supplementary prescribing 1 2.5
Independent & supplementary prescribing 1 2.5
Not prescribing 1 2.5
Specialist respiratory training   
Yes (diploma, degree and/or masters level module, study days, other accredited learning) 34 85.0
No 6 15.0
Time spent on respiratory patients   
Range 4-100%, Mean = 51%, Mode = 100%