A public consultation has been launched on whether a list of medications should not be prescribed by GPs. The Department of Health is describing them as 'low value' medications and has come up with the proposals under the banner of reducing prescribing costs. A range of medications are highlighted including an anti depressant, pain killers, travel vaccines, homeopathic treatments, Gluten free foods. Some but not all are the subject of NICE guidance about their effectiveness.
If taken forward guidelines will apply across the country.
Read the consultation document and then you can complete an online survey by 21 October 2017.