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LMCs draw up explosive 'plan B' to take GP practices outside the NHS

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i had a 10 year olds mother at the end of a consultation about another issue tell me 'oh by the way it occured to me that my son could have some loratidine for free on prescription. He doesnt use it often' I reply 'Why do you want me to prescribe something thats so cheap to buy?" She replies "because its free for him" I reply "this conversation we are having now costs money, the ink in my printer ther prescription paper, the charge from the pharmacy to the NHS and our presciption budget is not free. Loratidine can be purchased for a pound from a pound shop i know i have some in my pocket for my allergies. If you want your boy to still have free health care when he's your age dont ask for OTC meds from us. Obviously if its something very expensive or we directly recommend it we make an exception but this isnt one of those occasions' fortunately she took it without complaint. Ive tried tjat elsewhere and got abuse and entitlement in return... i want more funding to provide superior service shorter waiting lists and improved outcomes as well as reducing work load and stress. I dont want government funding just to feed a sense of entitlement. We have lost our way somewhere we need to reign it back in

Posted date

29 Oct 2016

Posted time

3:42am

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