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


I agree the systems in place are not ideal but this is a knee-jerk reaction to try to solve a bigger problem - medicine wastage is created by patients over-ordering and by GPs prescribing in quantities which are too large, such that when a medicine is changed, you cannot help but have lots of waste. Might I suggest that the LMCs & LPCs sit down and come up with local schemes, without the apportioning of blame, to resolve this

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05 Oct 2016

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