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GPs told to refuse third party script orders in bid to cut medicines waste

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Personally, I am delighted that GPs are prepared, nay, enthusiastic about taking this particular workload from Pharmacists. Benefits to Pharmacists - no Monday morning telephone calls for "Urgently required medication" when the patient could (should?) have ordered them 5 days previously, no more patient accusations of "You've sent me the wrong thing" when in actuality, the incorrect item was issued by the practice; Thanks, GPs, this will make our lives much easier. Benefits to patients? Oh, I didn't think anyone was considering the patients. BTW Given that many practices no longer take prescription requests by phone (email or written only - good idea - creates audit trail) how will this work for the non-it savvy housebound?

Posted date

05 Oct 2016

Posted time

11:55am

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