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DH to launch crackdown on prescribing errors


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.

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06 Sep 2017

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