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GPs urged to limit prescriptions to 28 days

23rd October 2008

A primary care trust has issued new prescribing guidelines to GPs, recommending they issue prescriptions for 28 days’ supply where possible.

The Leicester PCT ruling aims to cut drug waste but patient groups say this will mean people paying more or not having their prescriptions dispensed.

Leicester Patients Group says it affects people who used to receive three months’ supply of their medicines. Now they have to pay the £7.10 prescription three times rather than once. However, Leicester PCT said GPs can be flexible and that other PCTs have issued similar guidance.

 

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Article Information

Title: GPs urged to limit prescriptions to 28 days
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 8871
Date Added: 23rd Oct 2008

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