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The real genius is in getting to keep savings

The processes described in the article 'How I saved £360,000 on drug costs' are what any good GP practice should be doing routinely.

The prescribing lead in the practice should be monitoring generic prescribing, using Scriptswitch software or similar, and attending local prescribing meetings to compare the practice with the local cluster and discuss strategies. Getting to keep the savings, now that's the genius - what PCT would agree to that?

From Dr David Iles, Southampton

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