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Relative silence in the media on the topic since about 2006 suggests that despite there being prescribing Nurse Practitioners "unleashed directly on an unsuspecting public" (Boswell, 2005), to date there had been no dire consequences.
As a prescribing nurse practitioner (NP) in adult mental health services, I work predominantly in a rural setting.
Frances Turner Traill, a prescribing nurse who has worked in the aesthetic industry for five years, said: "If you are not medically trained, you would probably not recognise necrosis or granuloma, nor would you know how to deal with them.