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Letters GPs’ uptake of new prescribing guidance

New guidance does not trump clinical judgment

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 25 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6112
  1. Oliver D Starr, medical student tutor
  1. University College London Medical School, London WC1E 6DE, UK
  1. o.starr{at}

Wallace describes the pace that GPs implement new prescribing guidelines as “suboptimal,”1 but a better way to put it might be “appropriately cautious.” GPs are accustomed to receiving new guidelines on a frequent …

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