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.
With Botox, only doctors, dentists and prescribing nurses
should be able to inject it.
This study noted that the reassurance, health promotion and continuity of care offered by prescribing nurses
were also welcomed and valued by patients.
The research, carried out by the University of Southampton, evaluated the first two years of extended formulary nurse prescribing and used a national survey, observation of prescribing nurses
and the views of stakeholders in its assessment.
Dr Tony Long, at St Andrew's Medical Practice in Spennymoor, said: "We feel that taking part in this important campaign will help doctors, prescribing nurses
and patients to work together to ensure we minimise waste, so making the best possible use of precious health resources.