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Good Practice in Prescribing

This guidance was published by the GMC on 31st January and came into effect on 25th February 2013.

In “Good Medical Practice” it is stated – in providing care you must:

It is important to remember that you are responsible for the prescriptions you sign and your decisions and actions when you supply or administer medicines or devices or authorise or instruct others to do so. You must be prepared to explain and justify your decisions and actions when prescribing, administering and managing medicines.

The guidance makes the following statement “Serious or persistent failure to follow this guidance will put your registration at risk”.

“Good Medical Practice” says you must recognise and work within the limits of your competence and you must keep up to date both in your knowledge and skills.

You must not prescribe medicines for your own convenience or the convenience of other health or social care professionals (for example, those caring for patients with dementia in care homes)



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