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What should I do if my colleague isn't following our prescribing policy?


Strictly speaking the GP contract obliges a GP to prescribe any medication he/she believes is clinically necessary on an FP(10) and nothing else. See schedule 6, part 3, para 39 (1) of the GMS regulations There are undoubtedly situations where paracetamol can be clinically desirable so although we all advise OTC medication purchases, when we do so we are in breach of the regulations. Similarly the practice prescribing policy is also in breach of the regulations so I don't think they should be too critical of the "aberrant" GP

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20 Feb 2015

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