DOI: 10.1177/1755738017724182 Looking after your own health You are a GP trainee in a busy city centre practice. You suffer with have to be an absolute last resort. You feel compelled to carry on chronic back pain, which can be severe and requires regular anal- working and continue to take the pregabalin. You are fearful of gesia. One day you are suffering with acute back pain while at work weaning off the pregabalin, as recommended by your GP. You are and phone your own GP to ask for a pregabalin prescription. This worried you may become dependent on it. 1. What factors affect the appropriateness of prescribing analgesia has worked well for you in the past. You decline assessment, as you following a telephone consultation rather than a face-to-face would struggle to take time away from the practice and persuade review? your GP over the telephone to issue a script. You restart the prega- balin and ﬁnd it very effective, although it does make you feel dizzy. 2. Who could you discuss your conversation with the practice man- ager with? Much later you discuss your pain and the side effects of the medi- cation with your practice manager as you are worried about driving 3. Where else might you access support? and the effect on your work in the practice. He is sympathetic but mentions how busy the practice is and that taking time off would Helpful links British Medical Association (BMA) Ethics. Ethical General Medical Council (GMC). Resources to NHS Practitioner Health Programme. Supporting Royal College of Psychiatrists. Psychiatrists support responsibilities in treating doctors who are help doctors with health concerns. www.gmc-uk. the health of health professionals. www. service. www.rcpsych.ac.uk/workinpsychiatry/ patients. www.gmc-uk.org/doctorswhoarepat psychiatristssupportservice/drugandalcohol org/concerns/1151.asp php.nhs.uk ientsjanuary2010.pdf_62126868 problems.aspx Join the latest clinical discussion today! Forums: InnovAiT 10 minute scenarios highlight difﬁcult areas of practice that GPs may struggle with and encourage discussion and debate via a secure online forum hosted by Doctors.net.uk. They are suitable for all GPs and are FREE to access for RCGP members and AiTs. Access the forums via https://forum.doctors.net.uk/#/forum/20000076. InnovAiT, 2018, Vol. 11(6), 341, ! The Author(s) 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1755738017724182 341 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav journals.sagepub.com/home/ino
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