GMC consults on prescribing and medicines management guidance

The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a consultation on its draft guidance, ‘Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices’, which will replace a 2008 version. The consultation closes on 27 May 2011 and anyone with an interest in the issues it raises is welcome to respond.

The draft guidance includes topics such as prescribing for people close to you, prescribing online, conflicts of interest and prescribing off-label and unlicensed medicines.