NHS England Consultations
NHS England regularly invites feedback from patients on the shaping of existing or new services. You will find details of current consultations here.
We would particularly like to draw your attention to the following consultation:
Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care
Last year 1.1 billion prescription items were dispensed in primary care at a cost of £9.2billion. This cost coupled with finite resources means it is important that the NHS achieves the greatest value from the money that it spends. We know that across England there is significant variation in what is being prescribed and to whom. Often patients are receiving medicines which have been proven to be ineffective or in some cases dangerous, for which there are other more effective, safer and/or cheaper alternatives.
NHS England is considering making changes and would like your feedback. To find out more or contribute to the consultation see here.
Closes 21 Oct 2017.