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GPs call for end to “local rationing” of prescribing

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5265 (Published 13 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5265
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Local healthcare commissioners should not be able to impose restrictions on general practitioners’ prescribing, GP leaders have demanded.

A motion passed at the conference of England’s local medical committees, which represent GPs, called on the Department of Health for England to undertake a national review of prescribing regulations and entitlements and for clinical commissioning groups to “remove pressure on GPs to reduce or limit clinically appropriate prescribing.”

The move came after numerous …

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