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​NHS England consultation on medicines

NHS England  published detailed plans in July – drawn up with family doctors and pharmacists – to cut out prescriptions for ineffective, over-priced and low value treatments. Helping to trim hundreds of millions from the nation’s rapidly growing drugs bill will enable investment all savings in newer and more effective NHS medicines and treatments.

A formal public consultation runs until 21 October on new national guidelines which state that 18 treatments – including homeopathy and herbal treatments – which together cost taxpayers £141 million a year should generally not be prescribed.

Please see the consultation page to give your views.