I’m sure you will all now be aware that we are no longer able to accept prescription requests over the phone. I know that many of you have signed up for internet access to our website where due to the wonders of modern technology you can access your medical records—well a part of your records,… Read More »
We have for a few years issued private prescriptions to patients on the grounds that sometimes it is much cheaper than an NHS script. Alas, we have been informed that issuing such scripts is in breach of our NHS contract. We have always argued that we give patients an NHS script as well as a… Read More »
For years technology has promised a new stream-lined hyper-efficient NHS. In my opinion it has yet to deliver. The more paperless a practice becomes the more paper we seem to generate. The more information we record on our computer system the more NHS managers want and the less that is done with the information. I… Read More »
Many years ago it was good practice for doctors to prescribe by trade name. The logic was straight forward – the patient would always receive the same preparation – the same box, the same tablets, the same size, the same colour, the same shape and the same markings.