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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

Re: GPs call for end to “local rationing” of prescribing

Ahout time too.
Abolish the Clin Commissioning Groups. Save money.
Do you know that in the good old days, when there were fewer bureaucrats, there used to be "Regional Medical Officers" for general practice. They used to see prescriptions where a particular GP was way over the average or was prescribing drugs of " doubtful" value. The RMO would visit the GP by appointment and discuss,
There were few instances of trouble.
In the old BMJ there used to be a column, " Was it a drug?"

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14 November 2017
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
Peterborough