Latest prescribing news
GP practices may be able to provide patients with direct access to a physiotherapist, rather than with a GP, from next year says an NHS England director.
GPs could be banned from prescribing 'low value' medicines and other items that are cheaply available over the counter in pharmacies and supermarkets.
GPs should avoid prescribing oral and topical antibiotics for mildly infected childhood eczema as they have little clinical benefit in clearing infection, researchers have said.
Researchers have urged GPs to be cautious about prescribing off-label antidepressants, after a study found nearly half of drugs prescribed off-label did not have any clear evidence to support their use