Healthcare

Prescription reforms ‘a step forward’


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Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Mail

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in The Daily Mail on new reforms allowing chemists to prescribe more medicines in order to save GPs time.

Christopher said:

GPs spend far too much time doing work that is below their pay grade and treating people who have relatively trivial illnesses.

“Most patients do not want to hassle of hanging on the telephone at eight in the morning to get a GP appointment and most GPs don’t want to waste time prescribing paracetamol.

“On the face of it, Pharmacy First therefore seems a step forward.”

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