Making a habit of good prescribing

  • Prescribing habits - good or bad - entrenched at an early stage
  • Relationships with pharma companies can lead to poor prescribing habits
  • RTPs working with National Prescribing Service to develop rational prescribing curriculum for registrars

IT’S one of the most important skills a GP has to learn, yet prescribing can be difficult to get right, with challenges ranging from high risk of adverse reactions, to undue influence from pharma companies. 

For GP registrars, the secret is developing good prescribing habits early, says medical educator Dr Simon Morgan, of NSW regional training provider GP Training Valley to Coast. 


The RTP has started a new program to boost its teaching of rational prescribing to registrars. 

“Prescribing habits are formed