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GPs could be forced to manage high-risk drugs with no extra funding


we have a les for taking over Stable warfarin pts (with certain criteria for stable) .on one of the rare occasions we rejected an unstable highrisk transfer it caused major outrage and verbally aggressive phone calls from the hospital clinic end. Shorlty after, the pt died of an intracerebral bleed ,which did give us firm grounds for ensuring the 'Stable warfarin LEs ' didn't feature-creep into an 'accepting every warfarin -pt transfer from hospital as soon as they tried to handover'I now have to sort out an extremely frail patient who I can't believe the hospital put on warfarin at all,let alone discharged 2 days before a Bank hol weekend -they did phone us us on friday afternoon to let us know though.....doesn't incline me to consider this as core work !

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30 May 2017

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