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GMC investigating 30 doctors over online prescribing


In my area the local Locum online system has just been flooded with ads for PushDr. Call me cold but personally I think GPs who are stupid enough to work online deserve all they get. If you’re regarded as capable of making decisions that have the potential to make the difference between someone’s life and death, your capable of assessing wether it’s really appropriate to be issuing prescription only drugs to a self selected group of atypical individuals by video link, whom you know very little about, can’t examine, and are being paid money to receive a positive rating from. To those out there who think this scenario is somehow fine because it’s ‘inovative’ make sure your indemnity subscription is up to date, your home address details are kept current from here to retirement, and then sit back and wait uncomfortably for the pat pat of unsettling letters from obscure legal companies than will drop through your front door on a random basis as the years ahead of you roll by. The story of Dr Faust doesn’t end happy. I don’t think the current incarnation of online GP service provision will end happy either. Do you want to be part of this story? I don’t.

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30 Mar 2018

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