All Medical Solutions’ GPs are experienced practising GPs who have received training on theelectronic prescription system; they will use their judgement following a telephone or video consultation, which takes account of medical history, allergies, current medication and presented symptoms. As in their NHS role, they will adhere to the GMC guidelines on prescribing following a remote consultation.
The patient management system has dropdown menus identifying approved drugs and dosage levels for non-controlled medication to be prescribed and authorised by a digital signature from the GMC registered doctor. The GP raises the prescription then must make a second check prior to authorisation; it is then checked by a qualified pharmacist during and prior to the despatch process for necessary safeguards – safer and more efficient than paper-based prescribing. The service follows GMC best practice guidelines for remote prescribing.
The GPs take a full history from the patient including any current medication and dosages, allergies, etc. This detail remains on the patient management system, including data relating to any medication prescribed by the Medical Solutions doctor, so in future consultations, doctors can see previous prescribing history. When a prescription is issued, the consultation notes are sent to the patient’s own GP with patient consent.