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Avoiding errors in digital prescribing

Digital prescribing is a useful way of working but comes with its own set of potential issues for doctors to consider.

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Healthcare assistants and flu vaccinations

Healthcare assistants can administer flu vaccines, provided robust protocols are in place that follow the legal framework.

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Guide

Flu and flu vaccinations

Consent, patient safety and delegation for GP practices during the annual winter flu vaccination programme.

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Case study

Whether to stop prescribing off-label drugs

A GP was concerned about the risks of stopping a patient's prescription for sodium valproate, and called the MDU for advice.

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Case study

GMC investigation over prescribing concerns

After being notified about some potential prescription anomalies, the GMC wrote to a hospital consultant, who in turn called on the MDU for advice.

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Guide

Self-prescribing

Self-prescribing can lead to serious consequences. Read our guidance on prescribing for yourself or for anyone you have a close personal relationship with.

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FAQ

What should I do if a patient refuses to attend for a medication review?

The patient's choice makes it difficult to monitor their condition and is a particular concern if they are taking high-risk drugs...

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Can I prescribe unlicensed/off-label medicines in palliative care?

The GMC's existing prescribing guidance is clear that you may prescribe unlicensed medicines where it is necessary to meet the specific needs of...

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Alleged failure to review 'out of date' medication

The MDU supported a GP member with an allegation of failing to review a medication's expiry date.

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