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GP practices piloting pre-registration of prisoners due for release


Fascinating discussion of a neglected issue that causes massive headaches for GPs. One Friday evening I encountered a patient recently released from Her Majesty’s pleasure demanding his 20mg daily diazepam, with no documentation (natch). I drew up a lengthy withdrawal programme as a condition of his registration, only for him to complain to the local authorities that he would likely “kill someone” if he withdrew, resulting in my being strong armed into continuing his scrip ad infinitum , then facing the wrath of Med Mgmt for my benzo prescribing.

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18 May 2018

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