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Issuing private prescriptions to non-exempt patients

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 29 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1157

Legal loophole exists

  1. N Maskrey,
  2. S Grant

    EDITOR, - We wish to add a few points to Iona Health's editorial on the creeping privatisation of NHS prescribing.1 While the option exists for NHS “non-dispensing patients” (registered with prescribing or dispensing practices) who pay prescription charges to be issued with a private prescription at their request or with their consent, NHS “dispensing patients” (registered with dispensing practices) who pay prescription charges may not be issued with private prescriptions except for blacklisted drugs or drugs to …

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