NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and NHS England have launched a joint consultation on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care. In it are recommendations regarding 18 treatments which currently cost the NHS £141 million a year.
The publication of the consultation follows work carried out earlier this year when NHSCC called for national support to release up to £128m of savings from ten identified products that could be considered low priority for NHS funding.
The items that are subject to the consultation fall into three categories:
See the full list of items here.