Posts Tagged ‘Prescribing’

New initiative launched to reduce prescribing and medication errors in the NHS

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched an initiative to reduce prescribing and medication errors across the NHS. Researchers suggest that errors caus...

New prescribing support for junior doctors released by Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has released new guidance to support junior doctors when prescribing in hospitals. The guidance, Supporting Junior...

Allow prescribing of cheap sight loss drug

NHS doctors should be allowed to prescribe a cheap, safe and effective drug for the degenerative eye disease - wet age related macular degeneration (AMD). ...

Electronic prescribing ‘patchy’ in NHS hospitals

There is wide variation in electronic prescribing in NHS hospitals, putting patient safety at risk through medication errors, research suggests. A survey ...

GMC tightens rules on self-prescribing as cases rise

The number of doctors hauled in front of the GMC for self prescribing has trebled in two years, according to figures released by the regulator. The GMC sa...

Med school ‘gift policies’ influence prescribing

Doctors who graduate from medical schools with an active policy on restricting gifts from the pharmaceutical industry are less likely to prescribe new drug...

Physios to bypass GPs in prescribing overhaul

Physiotherapists and podiatrists are set to prescribe medicines for patients without their GP's approval under a 'landmark' shake-up of prescribing rules. ...

Will a prescribing error land me in hot water?

The GMC has recently published the results of the PRACtICe study examining prevalence and causes of prescribing errors in general practice. This study foll...

Nurses and pharmacists to prescribe controlled drugs

Nurse and pharmacist independent prescribers across the UK can now prescribe controlled drugs following a change to drug legislation. Up to 20,000 nurses ...

Prescribing improved by ‘real life’ language

The gap between patients and the medical industry needs to be bridged for a more beneficial, effective system of prescribing, a report claims. N=1: Why ...

Prescribing incentive schemes are legal, court finds

Prescribing incentive schemes do not breach European law, a judgement by the Court of Justice of the European Union has found. The court judged that pub...