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Don’t faint, but this week I’m not talking about medicine shortages. I know, it’s shocking, but this blog is going to be unrelentingly positive. A...
02/12/2019 3
It’s me, talking about shortages – again. Sorry. One of these days I’ll find something original to write about. The latest instalment in the...
21/11/2019 4
I know that I’m getting older when flu season seems to come around quicker each year – is it the medical equivalent of policemen seeming younger? Flu...
11/11/2019 40
Last week I saw a patient who couldn’t get her hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to it being in shortage. I strolled across the waiting room to...
31/10/2019 12
Apologies in advance, you’re probably sick of me wittering on about drug shortages. In May, I wrote about how frustrating it is that pharmacists,...
16/10/2019 7
“Hi, it’s the pharmacist. We can’t get hold of Mrs Smith’s HRT, could you suggest an alternative?” This used to be an occasional event that was...
01/10/2019 14
“I’d like an appointment. I’ve had a sore throat since yesterday.” My GP practice uses full telephone triage – if you want to see a GP, you have to...
09/07/2019 11
“I’ve made you an appointment at 3.20 this afternoon – you’re seeing the locum.” The surgery receptionist who, a few years ago, said this to a...
18/06/2019 10
“It’s the pharmacist on the phone. There’s a shortage of naproxen, could you suggest an alternative?” There are few things more likely to wind me up...
02/05/2019 8