The practice are participating in the North West London prescribing wisely initiative. Last year your local NHS spent £15 million on products, including paracetamol, that you can buy easily in pharmacies and supermarkets. The demand for healthcare is constantly rising, but budgets are not increasing at the same rate. The North West London collaborative of CCGs has been tasked to save £135 million across the 8 boroughs. A public engagement was held with 1228 responses.
Three proposals were consulted on:
Proposal 1: GPs will ask patients if they are willing to buy certain medicines or products which can be bought without a prescription.
For more information on proposal 1 and a full list of medicines and products it includes please click here.
Proposal 2: GPs will not routinely prescribe the medicines and products listed below which can be bought without a prescription.
For more information on proposal 2 and a full list of medicines and products it includes please click here.
Proposal 3: Ask patients to order their own repeat prescriptions where possible
For more information on proposal 3 and a full list of medicines and products it includes please click here.
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Prescribing wisely update
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