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GPs 'bullied' into bulk prescribing flu medicine to whole care homes without necessary testing

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I am genuinely shocked that any GP would comply with such a request. If you sign the scrip then you are entirely responsible for the consequences, so should never do so unless you are sure it is the right medication for each individual patient. It wasn't even a request from another clinician directly involved in the patient's care - as is the case when a consultant advises on a scrip for a patient they've seen. It seems to me that everything thing was wrong with the requests to start with - clinically, morally and practically. No GP should give in to such bullying - put the patients first, not NHS administrators!

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09 Jan 2015

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3:53pm

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Headline

GPs 'bullied' into bulk prescribing flu medicine to whole care homes without necessary testing

Comment

I am genuinely shocked that any GP would comply with such a request. If you sign the scrip then you are entirely responsible for the consequences, so should never do so unless you are sure it is the right medication for each individual patient. It wasn't even a request from another clinician directly involved in the patient's care - as is the case when a consultant advises on a scrip for a patient they've seen. It seems to me that everything thing was wrong with the requests to start with - clinically, morally and practically. No GP should give in to such bullying - put the patients first, not NHS administrators!

Posted date

09 Jan 2015

Posted time

3:53pm

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