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Rebecca Salazar RMN, V300 NMP

Lead Non-Medical Prescriber – Adult ADHD

Rebecca is an experienced Senior Nurse Practitioner and Independent Nurse Non-Medical prescriber in the specialist field of Adult ADHD. She qualified, as a Mental Health Nurse in 2010, after studying at Northumbria University. Rebecca still holds a valid NMC prescriber pin alongside her private prescriber pin. 


She has been employed within both the NHS and the Independent Mental Health sector gaining experience across a range of clinical settings within Mental Health services.


She successfully enrolled and completed the V300 NMP course at Coventry University in 2019. She fully enjoyed every aspect of the NMP course, specifically enhancing her specialist knowledge within the field of ADHD medication - understanding the neurophysiology of ADHD, how ADHD medication works, issues associated with polypharmacy and the importance of collaborative working and joint decision making with her clients over the course of their ADHD medication titration pathway.


Rebecca continues to work full time for the NHS as a lead prescriber within the Adult ADHD service, alongside her NMP Lead role with ADHD Shine. When she first joined her NHS Adult ADHD Service role, there was no provision for prescribing treatment for clients diagnosed with ADHD who wished to commence ADHD medication, these clients had to be re-referred to adult mental health services, necessitating many more months of additional waiting time, without treatment for their condition. Rebecca completed her NMP course in order to overcome this challenge, and on gaining her qualification, took the opportunity to implement and manage an entirely new ADHD treatment service pathway within her service team in order to directly meet their client’s needs. This new service has since proved to be both highly successful and efficient, with Rebecca now NMP lead with supervisory responsibility for a team of NMP staff; constantly reviewing service pathways and making clinical decisions for how best to meet their client’s needs.


Rebecca has adapted the same principles and protocols implemented within her NHS role to the ADHD shine service, and hence ensures medication is prescribed safely through a completed pre-medication cardiovascular screening and screened by a nurse prescriber prior to starting medication and required vital observations are monitored in accordance with the ADHD nice guidelines. 

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