Standards for the design of hospital inpatient Prescription Charts
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, together with the Royal College of Nursing, and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have produced a set of 21 standards for the design of prescription charts.
These include appropriate spaces for the patient’s details including a box for drug allergies. The prescription chart should have space for once-only medication, regular medicines and “as required” medicines. Each section must have a section for nurses to record the administration.
The Ashtons Prescription Charts comply fully with all the 21 standards.
An additional good practice recommendation is that a standardised training package should be available to train prescribers and nurses on the appropriate use of the prescription chart.
Ashtons provides an accredited e-learning training course on Prescribing and Administering and this is available for clinical staff on no extra charge for our hospitals.
For further information about our e-learning programme click here