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Singlehanded scripts success

I was appalled to read the report implying that singlehanded practitioners are high prescribers and rely on pharmaceutical representatives for information concerning products (February 10). This would seem to imply a certain degree of innocence at best and stupidity at worst.

As a singlehanded practitioner I was awarded a beacon in prescribing, and have consistently achieve an underspend on my prescribing allocation as well as over 90 per cent on the prescribing indicator scores. It so happens that I also work as prescribing lead for my PCT.

Whereas I accept that the accusation may be true of many of my colleagues, please do not tarnish us all with the same brush!

Perhaps GPs should not be allowed to see representatives until they are able to critically appraise a paper and believe the evidence

for/against a product and not what they

are told.

Dr Judy Gordon

Bournemouth

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