"Collection of Prescriptions from Surgery"
About: NHS Highland NHS Highland
Posted by Adamas (as ),
I was unhappy with the leaving of prescriptions in the foyer of the surgery here on the Island of Jura which is left unlocked 24 hour per day. It is done, it is said, for the convenience of patients and although, now, they are left still in the foyer, but in three boxes to split the alphabet, there is no real privacy to the prescriptions.
Not only is it against the law, I think it is a disaster waiting to happen. Yes, we all know that there is no crime on the Island, but we do have a tourist industry and although nothing has happened, in this day and age prevention is the best form of security.
Many drugs are valuable on the black market drug scene and although I have made references to all of this, I feel it has been ignored as not necessary security on our Island.
I believe the Medical and Ethics states that prescriptions should not be on show and there should be privacy. My family insists that all prescriptions are collected from the office and not put in the foyer.