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Royal College of Physicians reports on better prescribing


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Royal College of Physicians reports on better prescribing

This report outlines the need to bridge the gap between patients and the medical industry for a more beneficial, effective system of prescribing.

It refers to the need for healthcare professionals to use ‘patient terms’ and real life language and highlights that there is often uncertainty about what is available to the public in terms of life-changing therapeutic products and what modern medicine can offer.


It recommends that GPs should be able to refer patients with medication problems to a pharmacist adviser who can also be used as a source of advice for both patients and GPs on medication related issues. Other practical recommendations in the report focus on more effective engagement, service improvement and improving research for the benefit of the public.