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Explosive advice for GP surgeries

There has been plenty of incendiary debate about explosive issues such as the contract dispute of late, so thanks to the National Patients Safety Agency (NPSA) whose latest piece of advice has provided some much needed light relief.

There has been plenty of incendiary debate about explosive issues such as the contract dispute of late, so thanks to the National Patients Safety Agency (NPSA) whose latest piece of advice has provided some much needed light relief.



'FIRE HAZARD WITH PARAFFIN' reads the opening three lines of an alert which is a sure fire candidate for the No Sh*t Sherlock casebook.

The organisation has sent the alert to all practices, warning that prescribing, dispensing or administration of paraffin based skin products is a potential fire hazard.

Bandages, dressings and clothing in contact with paraffin based products are easily ignited with a naked flame or cigarette it adds.

Up next apparently, watch out needles are sharp.

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