Speaking to Ministers

June 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

I was happy to be invited to the NHS Alliance AGM and policy day. It gave me two 30 second opportunities to speak to ministers – not a conversation, but two single bullet [...]

Basic prescribing hygiene

January 23, 2013 // 2 Comments

 There are many things to think about when prescribing so it is perhaps worth reminding you of a few. All PCTs should have had a prescribing policy and it would be wise to [...]

Medication review

January 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Medication reviews broadly fall into three types: A prescription review A concordance and compliance review A medication review The first simply checks whether the [...]

The art of prescribing

January 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

There are two very important lessons to learn with prescribing and the interaction with patients: “Say no quickly and yes slowly” “Think of the answer and then think [...]