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This document has been developed to provide guidance on a range of dilemmas that prescribers may encounter in day to day practice. It will also provide answers to some frequently asked questions relating to prescribing and medicines optimisation.
The document also contains links to other guidance documents and information sources that should be read in conjunction with this document. The GMS contract has been used as the reference source for much of information, however, the requirements also apply to holders of PMS and APMS contracts1.
The advice applies to both General Practitioners and Non-Medical Prescribers2 in primary care.
Author: Medicines Optimisation Team, BWCCG
Date of Issue: September 2019
Review Date: August 2021
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