Leicester Mercury

GP workload rethink


PHARMACIST­S will be given the right to write prescripti­ons under plans reportedly being considered by Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

Mr Javid last month vowed the Government will “do a lot more” to ensure GPs see more patients face-to-face following complaints from the public.

The proposals would see more prescripti­ons provided through pharmacies and hospitals for routine illnesses. The plans are expected to include sanctions for doctors who do not increase the number of face-to-face appointmen­ts.

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