Consultation on 'low value' medication

NHS England has come out with a second consultation listing many items of medication which it thinks are of low value and therefore should no longer be available by prescription from GPs.  During the previous consultation on another list of medication there was debate about the impact of this, especially on those who are poorer.

This time the list includes treatments for:

  • cold sores
  • conjunctivitis
  • coughs, colds
  • haemorrhoids
  • diarrhoea
  • head lice

and many more.

Find out more about the plans and give your views

The deadline is 14 March 2018