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.