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NHS England guidance for CCGs now lists 25 items which should not be routinely prescribed
The seven treatments are the latest to be added to NHS England’s growing list of medications and treatments which should not be prescribed in primary...
04/07/2019 3
PSNC: Plastic cards are being replaced by double-sided A4 paper certificates
The NHS Business Standards Authority (BSA) began the process of phasing out plastic exemption cards for prescription prepayment certificates and...
14/03/2019 7
The restrictions mean pharmacies in England can only dispense gluten-free bread and mixes
From this month, pharmacy teams in England will no longer be able to dispense NHS prescriptions for any gluten-free items other than bread and mixes...
13/12/2018 0
NHS England: Any savings from implementing the proposals will be reinvested in patient care
The eight treatments are the latest in a range of medicines and services that NHS England has said should not be routinely prescribed, because they...
06/12/2018 0
Julie Wood: Many CCGs have gone further than DH's decision to reduce gluten-free options
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) decided last week that gluten-free “bread and [flour] mixes only” should remain available on...
07/02/2018 4
Over 1,000 healthcare professionals responded to the consultation on gluten-free prescribing
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) decided that “bread and [flour] mixes only” should remain available across England, it announced today...
01/02/2018 17
NHS England has recommended that 18 treatments, including homeopathy, be blacklisted
Following a public consultation on 18 treatments, NHS said it will “press ahead” with guidance to GPs and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to end...
01/12/2017 8
prescription cuts
In a support alert published on its website yesterday (August 23), the RPS said that “some CCGs” are looking to reduce the routine prescribing of...
24/08/2017 7
NHS Clinical Commissioners suggested cutting prescription items to save the NHS £128 million per year
The news in March that NHS England was considering slashing 10 items and services from prescriptions in order to save money instantly prompted debate...
11/08/2017 4
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Sandra Gidley: Pharmacists are on frontline of explaining what patients are allowed
“Don’t expect the poor foot soldiers [of pharmacy] to deliver the unpleasant messages in the NHS,” said Sandra Gidley, during a roundtable debate...
11/08/2017 11

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