Prescriptions

Department of Health written question – answered on 13th July 2017.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS England review on ending prescriptions for certain items that can be purchased over the counter, (a) which items are being reviewed and (b) how many and which items are projected to be reviewed during the current Parliament.

Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the projected savings are for the NHS of ending prescriptions for certain items that can be purchased over the counter.

Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what impact assessment has been made of the effect of increasing costs on patients of plans to end prescriptions for certain items that can be purchased over the counter.

Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to issue guidance to GPs on ending prescriptions for certain items that can be purchased over the counter.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England is leading a review of medicines which may be considered as being of low clinical value and is working with NHS Clinical Commissioners to develop new guidance for clinical commissioning groups. NHS England expects to publish a consultation on the draft guidance shortly. The Department has not made an impact assessment on this work.

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