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NHS England consults on further prescription curbs

11/02/2019

City and Hackney residents are being urged to have their say on plans to restrict eight more commonly prescribed products provided on the NHS.

NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioner have launched a consultation on the latest product list to try to create a standard approach to NHS prescribing across the country.

The public has until 28 February to respond.

Latest products NHS England wishes to add to the list of products not routinely prescribed in primary care:

  • Silk garments – used for eczema and dermatitis
  • Aliskiren – used to treat blood pressure
  • Amiodarone – used to treat abnormal heart rhythms
  • Bath and shower emollient preparations
  • Dronedarone – used to treat the heart condition atrial fibrillation
  • Minocycline – used to treat acne
  • Blood glucose testing strips for type 2 diabetes
  • Needles for Pre-Filled and Reusable Insulin Pens for diabetes

For more information and to respond to the consultation, visit theNHS England consultation webpage.

You can also email your views to City and Hackney CCG via CAHCCG.CityandHackneyMedicines@nhs.net
Dr Haren Patel, GP lead for prescribing at City and Hackney CCG, said: ‘I would like to encourage all City and Hackney residents and patients to respond to this important national consultation that is likely to affect the future availability of certain prescribed products on the NHS.’

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