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More GPs face restrictions on OTC prescribing


Patients have a right to a script for any treatment required as a result of a consultation. You can suggest otc treatment but if they decline you have no option but to offer a script. All complaints will go against you in this scenario and no-one will back you. Plus if patients have free script - especially through pre-payment - they rightfully expect treatment to be given so they don't double pay. Until banned on FP10 as central decision - but don't expect politicians to risk the wrath of voters, when they can't lay the blame on GPs.

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15 Oct 2017

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