GPs should be given the same training as nurse prescribers to help make savings on drugs, according to an RCN adviser.
A report by MPs on the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee last week said the NHS could save more than £200 million a year if prescribers increased the proportion of generic drugs they prescribed......
Molly Courtenay, RCN prescribing adviser and a Reading University professor, said: 'Doctors don't receive the same prescribing training about generics and responsible prescribing that nurses do. Perhaps some of the nurse prescribing programme could be integrated with GP training.' Follow this link for more.
Well, that should stir them up a bit!" I'd like to hear what Crippen has to say about this.