Prescriber is the leading UK journal for healthcare professionals focussing on prescribing and medicines management. The journal features articles on all areas of therapeutics and prescribing policy and is fully peer reviewed. The content is relevant and of interest to all prescribers and prescribing policy makers including GPs, pharmacists, nurses and hospital specialists. Access to all content is free to healthcare professionals following registration.Sign up for e-alerts and print copies

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Improving antimicrobial stewardship in the general population

NICE has published a new guideline for healthcare providers and the general public to increase understanding of antimicrobial resistance and improve...Read more

First NICE guideline on cerebral palsy

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NHS GP Health Service launched to provide mental health support

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Featured Articles

Effective ways of supporting patients to stop smoking
Smoking cessation is the most cost-effective intervention for the prevention and treatment of smoking-related diseases. This article discusses the treatments available to support smokers to stop smoking and their efficacy.
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Managing common eye problems in general practice
Eye conditions are commonly encountered in primary care, but GPs often lack confidence with their diagnosis. This article gives an overview of some of the most common eye problems a GP might encounter and how they should be managed, including red flag symptoms to look out for when urgent referral is required.
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What should be included in a doctor’s bag?
GPs have always carried some equipment and drugs with them when they visit patients. This overview considers what a ‘doctor’s bag’ actually is, and discusses the items it might need to contain for GP home visits as well as the factors to consider when stocking it.
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