GPs wary of information prescriptions

GPs and other primary care health professionals involved in pilots of 'information prescriptions' have been less satisfied than other parts of the NHS workforce, a DoH report reveals.

Information prescriptions were promised for all patients with chronic conditions in the White Paper Our Health, Our Care, Our Say, as a means of helping patients gain a better understanding of their health condition.

But a report on implementation of the initiative says that primary care professionals were significantly less satisfied with how they were being implemented. Just over half (52 per cent) were satisfied, compared with 66 per cent of health professionals from other sectors.

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