Does anybody have any idea, how many Rx’s IP’s should write to remain on the IP register? On speaking generally to IP colleagues between 10-20. Are ther any specifics the GOC stipulate? I haven’t come across any yet.
Hi All, Have a 16yr old young girl has had a persistent granulated ‘lumpy’ chalazion for 8 months and frequently flares up. GH-Fine, no Acne, no meds, nothing noteworthy. Already had course of topical a/biotics, oral a/biotics, maxitrol oint bd for 3/12. She regularly hot compresses every day and lid hygiene. Refuses to be referred [...]
Hi All, Can anyone direct me to any data, I can present to the Local CCG to convince them as IP’s we are most likely able to use appropriate drugs at the intial examination, rather than those given out by GP’s or Pharmacist. As cost is always on the CCG mind and drug budgets in [...]
Hi all, I have been asked by my local GP’s to put together a presentation, to show what IP’s are , can examine, treat, manage , refer and how it would aid GP’s. Help! Not having done this before- any advice/ directions / or forward details would be most useful. My aim is to try [...]
Had an interesting experience today in Eye Casualty. Patient-has chronic uveitis and secondary glaucoma- had Trab Op 4 days ago -1 day follow up pressures down to 14 in the eye. Came in today -eye aching , redness++. On examination -Corneal Oedema, few bullae, AC cells + , –pressure 38 !!!. Spoke to Glaucoma specialist – [...]
Scratching my head, have a 46 yr old lady, LE Lower lid only -chemosis type swelling present for 8 weeks -GP has tried oral antihitamine and Sodium Cromo -qds for 2 weeks-cold compress- no improvement. Then GP prescribed Oral Augmentin – ‘just in case had insect bite’ and finished course.- no improvement. Px fed up [...]
Hi all, I have just discovered this site, and great to see the familiar names again from the MSU forum. Can anyone give me a guide, what band an Optometric IP is in the NHS eye casualty would be? I am to be grouped in as an optometrist only ! even though I have explained [...]