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NHS England wants your views about medicines available in your area

25/08/2017

NHS England is asking for your views to help them produce a guidance document about possible changes to the medicines which doctors can prescribe. When finished, the guidance will be used by Clinical Commissioning Groups (the local NHS who set budgets for the health services you use), and will help them make decisions about what medicines they should recommend doctors in their area stop using. The aim of doing this is to try to make sure that the medicines available in each area are the same, because the guidance would make the same recommendations to all Clinical Commissioning Groups across the country about what to do and how to reach their decisions.

You can read more about why this is happening and take the survey here:https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/items-routinely-prescribed/

There will be an online webinar consultation event, as well as two face to face consultation events; one in London on 10th October 2017 from 1pm - 2:30pm, and one in Leeds on 12th October 2017 from 2pm - 4pm. You can sign up to any of these at the link above.

As well as speaking directly to the NHS: if you have views about this or any other health and social care related issue which you want to make known to help to improve local services, Healthwatch Merton is always pleased to have more information to work from. You can reach us on info@healthwatchmertonc.o.uk

For further information about the medicines consultation, please contact NHS England medicines team:
Tel: 0113 825 1125
Email: england.medicines@nhs.net

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