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Pharmacy flu scheme 'leaves GPs with £4m loss'


OK, let's assume that we live in an imaginary world where pharmacists know nothing about diagnoses (and we just sit and make ointments for four years). What do pharmacists do know about? Medicines, their action on the body, their interaction with each other, etc. Seeing as physicians (unless you have a teaching degree, you ain't a doctor) are pretty poor at prescribing (9% of hospital prescriptions contain an error according to the GMC), why not stick to diagnosing and leave pharmacists (the experts in medicines) to prescribing and monitoring could be shared/the role of one group? As a side effect (pun intended), watch the drugs budget fall as formularies would be used and wastage minimised. Oh look, there's a pig flying over a freshly frozen hell, lit by blue moonlight...

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19 Dec 2015

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