In 2007, 763 million prescriptions were dispensed in primary care, with 392 million paper prescriptions written or printed. These prescriptions, signed usually by a GP were then taken to a chemist, community pharmacy, etc and then on to an agency for re-imbursement. Prescriptions volumes are currently rising at 5% per year.
The DOH is therefore considering provision of electronic prescriptions which can be used by both NHS staff and patients. Electronic prescription trials have already been carried out, evaluated and have been found to be technically viable.
Some of the findings are as follows:
Reviews have taken place in South Wales.
Advertisements for carers have been placed in: Cornwall � local newspaper and The Womans Weekly.
Anglian Water are happy for organisations to use their materials re this study for further use. You can download their documents from http://www.anglianwater.co.uk. High resolution files can also be made available for re-production purposes.
Question asked of Able Community Care this week
"Am I entitled to any help to get a new central heating boiler. I am disabled and in receipt of benefits."
Answer : If you live in the UK and your boiler will not provide you with any heat this winter, if you are registered as disabled and on benefits, contact your local council social services team who will advise you as to how to obtain possible help.
We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.