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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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
“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...
“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...
“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...
“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...
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