A recent article on the C+D website encourages CCG’s to create systems so that patients are directed to use Pharmacies rather than surgeries for certain Minor Ailments.
The article quotes Chaand Nagpaul Chair of the BMA GP Committee stating;
Simply directing patients to pharmacists will not work “in its own right”, Dr Nagpaul stressed. “There needs to be a thought-through and systematic approach for a range of conditions so patients don’t need to contact the practice at all,” he told C+D at NHS England’s Health and Care conference in Manchester yesterday (September 3).
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