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Working group set up as NHS England admits GPs still suffer workload ‘dump’

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Yet the recent 'agreed' guidance on post hospital medication prescribing felt that 7 days scripts for the complex vulnerable patients coming out of hospital is easily adequate for: the script to reach the practice; GP to review changes to medication and chase appropriate clinical information and clarifications where the dose or reason for medication change is unclear; new script to be dispensed by chemist; medications to get to patient. All within 5 working days, notwithstanding bank holidays etc. Thus making every hospital discharge script 'urgent' by default. Another example of dumping.

Posted date

01 May 2018

Posted time

9:01am

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