Direction of Prescriptions

Direction of prescriptions is the term used, often by pharmacy contractors, to describe the exercise of undue influence by a medical practice over the choice of where a patient takes or sends their prescription to be dispensed. The influence may be intentional, or may be because any positive comment by a GP is likely to be taken by a patient to be an endorsement. The link here if to the PSNC briefing on the matter, including a summary of the regulations and guidance relevant, as well as an update on PSNCs work in the area. It may be of use to contractors and LPCs affected by the issue.