Another case kindly provided by Dr Andrea Clarke GP and Senior Medical Tutor
The GP practice you are attached to in your F2 post also runs a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation clinic. You are helping with the weekly clinic and you see 19 year old ex-heroin user Timmy Test (DOB 17.10.1996) who has arrived for his weekly Methadone script. His clinic urine drug screening is clear of other substances, as it has been for the last month. As far as you can assess, this seems to be a straight-forward weekly Methadone prescription request. You quickly check with the GP, who agrees, and asks you to do his prescription for daily dispensed Methadone, 30mls per day, until seen the following week.
Timmy’s address is
1 The Tool Shed
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