This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

DH to launch crackdown on prescribing errors

Comment

The whole prescribing process is deeply flawed at system level - at worst it is an unmanaged production line of FP10 with only minimal oversight by a clinical system that is on its knees from transaction overload. I doubt that the findings by Arnold Zermansky in 1995 in Leeds published in JRCGP are much different today - only 50% had a clinical review in the previous 18 months in his study group of training practices. In a personal communication he thought in ordinary practice it was nearer 33%. The arrival of pharmacist as a key role inside GP surgeries is crucial as a manpower issue, but do is root and branch reform inside practice prescribing systems as a developmental strategy. More bodies added to a flawed system will not help in the long term.

Posted date

06 Sep 2017

Posted time

11:02am

required
required
required