We would like to update you and seek your feedback on current NHS England national
guidance and consultations on medicines. We would ask that all PPGs have a
say in the consultation and respond.
NHS England have published a new consultation proposing further national
guidance for CCGs on medicines which should not routinely be prescribed in
The consultation, running to 28 February 2019, is:
Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance for CCGs (click here to link to this article).
The items considered for inclusion were:
- medicines that do not work very well or are not very safe for patients to take;
- more expensive when compared to other medicines that work as well;
- medicines that the NHS should not spend money on because they do not treat serious illnesses.