Later in the same clinic, the pharmacist prescribed one of the new triple therapy inhalers for a patient with COPD. He covered the details on the prescription but did post the details of the actual medicine prescribed. He writes the following in the tweet;
“Just seen a patient in my clinic this morning. Low FEV and compliance poor so I’ve prescribed Trimbow.”
Is this use of social media appropriate for a registered pharmacist?
- Yes 48%
- No 52%
Is this a breach of patient confidentiality?
- Yes 14%
- No 86%
Would you report this pharmacist to the GPhC?
- Yes 3%
- No 97%