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What the NHS needs is a 'Fair Use' policy

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To clarify, it is a small subset of patients that can intimidate but it defintely happens. If I see a GP, yes, it is appropriate they understand my job role but I do not expect to call the shots-rather that decision making is shared as it should be. I would never visit my own GP and simply say "I want X, Y or Z". If you have never been intimidated then you are lucky. Some people have fixed ideas and have an extreme consumer approach. They don't need to discuss a shop purchase so why discuss a prescription request for say antibiotics or codeine??

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30 Nov 2012

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9:54am

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