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NHS England blacklisted headlice treatments from prescriptions in March
In March, NHS England published guidance advising GPs to “curb prescribing” for 35 conditions (see the full list here) including headlice – which the...
28/11/2018 9
NHS England recommends wet-combing for headlice, reserving treatments for "exceptions" only
In March, NHS England published guidance advising GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
17/08/2018 4
NHS England has listed 35 conditions where OTC sales should replace prescriptions
Guidance published by NHS England in March advises GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
12/07/2018 1
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens: High Court's decision is welcome
The BHA applied for a judicial review in October 2017 after NHS England announced it would scrap 18 “ineffective, unsafe or low clinical treatments”...
06/06/2018 6
NHS England: We refined our approach to focus on type of condition rather than products
The conditions identified – which include haemorrhoids, headlice, cystitis, and "aches and pains" (see full list below) – are considered “self-...
03/04/2018 16
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James Kingsland GP NAPC CCG minor ailments
Responding to reports of individual CCGs stopping the routine prescribing of certain treatments, such as over-the-counter medicines and gluten-free...
10/11/2017 9
CCGs: 77% of respondents to public consultation agreed with halting gluten-free food prescriptions
At a public meeting last week (October 12), the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) decided to introduce a number of changes to healthcare services...
18/10/2017 7
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David Reissner: GPs must make prescribing decisions on the basis of their contracts
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society published guidance last week in response to “some CCGs” looking to reduce the routine prescribing of medicines that...
31/08/2017 15
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west kent ccg lpc scrapping gluten-free gp prescribing funding
West Kent clinical commissioning group (CCG) will stop the routine prescribing of gluten-free products from Friday (September 1), it confirmed in a...
30/08/2017 17
Professor Majeed acknowledged that the CCG’s policy is “in some ways laudable”
On August 1, Dudley CCG stopped the routine prescribing of “self-care medicines” – including paracetamol and headlice lotion – and medicines “that...
18/08/2017 13

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