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Phil Tidy

Phil Tidy

Background in Technical Services, Aseptic Manufacturing - currently working as Lead Pharmacist Adult Critical Care

  • GPs told to review care home patient records after residents given wrong antiviral dose

    Phil Tidy's comment 26 Jan 2015 10:33am

    I'm probably missing something here - but shouldn't reviewing prescriptions be something a Pharmacist could be doing do - rather than "force" the GP to check it again when they have things to do that only they can?

    In my experience people who make an error are less likely to see it even when they check it again because they see what they expect to see from the first time around.

    Hence the value of an independent review by somebody else.

    "In some cases GPs have been told to check patients’ records for renal function and adjust the dose of oseltamivir accordingly, but others received no directions on the need to adjust doses."

    Those are precisely the sort of checks a Pharmacist would make on a hospital chart (or should do) and medical colleagues seem to value that and highlight the lack of Pharmacy input when something gets missed.

  • CQC will put 'inadequate' GP practices immediately into special measures

    Phil Tidy's comment 16 Jan 2015 9:15am

    CQC modus operandi is to flog a horse until it dies and then charge it for wear & tear on the whip.