Date of prep: December 2020
Prescribing information and
adverse events reporting
For healthcare professionals only
We can renew, change, adapt, alter dosage form, and substitute medications as well as prescribe for minor ailments
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus pandemic has drastically affected pharmacists physical, mental and social well being.
The GPhC has a role to play in ensuring public protection, but it is notable that it has changed its own behaviour.
The long-term trusting relationship with community pharmacy staff and the on-going reason to attend the pharmacy were key factors in this success.
Managed repeat prescriptions have been being phased out for some time now and if stockpiling is still an issue, what else can be done?
In terms of making sure this type of case never happens again, we simply cannot achieve this by ourselves.
The community pharmacy platform in England is just not set up to deliver these interventions robustly at scale.
I believe patients are being put at risk due to how repeat prescription services are being managed.
I think the excessive accumulation of prescription medication is a common occurrence and I have seen this in practice.
I believe to prevent such case as this happening again there should be no ordering of prescriptions without the prior informed consent of the patient.