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GMC to gather data on prescribing errors after criticism

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39115.634676.DB (Published 08 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:278
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The UK General Medical Council will fund new research into the prevalence and causes of errors in prescribing in the NHS—after media reports blamed the poor teaching of therapeutics to medical students for an apparent rise in safety incidents caused by poor prescribing.

    The GMC, which regulates doctors in the United Kingdom and sets the undergraduate curriculum in medical schools, says that no evidence supports recent claims that trainee doctors are insufficiently prepared for prescribing when they reach the wards or that they are …

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