For example, yes it’s good practice for a GP to issue no more than 30 days supply but it’s still only good practice and so we can’t send patients back to the particular practice that does issue large supplies (although we have politely sent over a copy of the Societies guide to the changes!).
We’ve also had to get used to asking people to sign the back of scripts when collecting Schedule 2’s and 3’s (even for temazepam which we do keep forgetting about!). It’s been quite a challenge to get the right wording with patients when explaining why they now need to sign, but we’ve settled on describing changes with “with certain types of strong painkillers” since it seems to sound so much better to a patient than describing changes with “controlled drugs”.
And it’s been marvellous to be able to make minor amendments to CD scripts rather than send them back to the GP. We must get at least two CD scripts a week where the total quantity isn’t written in words and figures and now we can sort this out ourselves, rather than messing the patient around.