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GMC investigating 30 doctors over online prescribing


i feel sorry for my colleagues being investigated. i'm sure many of us were offered the chance to do online consultations - i took the training for pushdrs but pulled out why? 1. the quality of the video feed was poor and i felt unconfortable making decisions when it was hard to pick up non-verbal clues let alone perform an examination. 2. although they had a list of meds not to prescribe - in general i was uncomfortable prescribing for patients meds for whom no info was available 3. there was a rating system of drs by the patient and you had to get a certain score to be kept on - hence there was pressure to keep the patient happy. i pulled out and am glad i did - unfortunately colleagues are finding out the hard way that it isn't worth the risk. so yet again entities that make money escape scrutiny but it is the clinician who is the fall guy.

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30 Mar 2018

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