Tell us what you think: Consultation on items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

Please add your voice to our response to the NHS England consultation on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care

Earlier this year NHS Clinical Commissioners identified a number of items that they felt were of a low priority for the NHS and yet were continuing to be prescribed.

On 21 July NHS England published a consultation on Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care.

Most of the consultation focuses on 18 specific items which continue to be prescribed but are ineffective or in some cases dangerous. However, chapter five looks at medicines that are available to purchase over the counter and could affect over 3,000 items which can currently be prescribed. RPS is concerned about this part of the proposal and will be providing a robust response.

This member briefing explains more.

If you would like to feed in your views please send them to [email protected] Following the close of the consultation on 21 October NHS England will analyse the responses and the draft guidance finalised before publication at the end of the year.  They have stated that any changes to the supply of over the counter medicines will require further consultation.

NHS England is running several events for patients and the public if you prefer to contribute that way.  Follow the links for details of how to get involved. If you attend, we would be interested to hear your thoughts. 

September 5th in London

October 10th online webinar

October 12th in Leeds