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

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There's a big difference between a pharmacist ordering for a patient and them passing on a patients order to the surgery. Believe me, you don't want the added role of dealing with EVERY patients order, EVERY month. We have an audit trail for our telephone orders and have had to show patients on many occasions exactly what they asked for when they decide that we have given them the wrong items upon collection. I think that Repeat Dispensing is the answer. GPs will then have control, but with control comes the blame I'm afraid.

Posted date

05 Oct 2016

Posted time

2:16pm

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