Punishment needed for ‘soft-touch’ GPs

GPs who overprescribe antibiotics should be disciplined, says a leading NHS figure.

Describing them as“soft-touch” and “hazardous” doctors, Professor Mark Baker of The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says they are to blame for the 10 million inappropriate prescriptions written each year in England.

He says regulators need to deal with these

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