But do we need to panic? Putting this research into perspective, ‘mild’ or ‘moderate’
Of course there is no room for complacency. The vast majority of prescriptions are now issued on computers, using systems which flag up possible medicine interactions and other precautions for the patient. GPs must be trained to spot which ones could lead to a potentially serious problem. They need to work more closely with pharmacists, who have in-depth training on managing medicines safely. Just this week, we have taken on a pharmacist to work with the practice to assess all our highest risk patients for exactly this issue...'
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