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CONSULTATION (closes 28 February): Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

NHS England is currently conducting a further consultation on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

Items under consideration include:

  • Silk garments - for eczema and dermatitis (low clinical effectiveness)
  • Aliskiren - used to treat blood pressure
  • Amiodarone - to treat abnormal heart rhythms (low clinical effectiveness)
  • Bath and shower emollient preparations - to treat eczema and dermatitis (low clinical effectiveness)
  • Dronedarone - to treat the heart condition atrial fibrillation (low clinical effectiveness)
  • Minocycline - to treat acne (low clinical effectiveness)
  • Blood glucose testing strips - for type-2 diabetes (cheaper options available)
  • Needles for pre-filled and reusable insulin pens - for type-1 and type-2 diabetes

You can read more about the consultation, access the consultation document and find out about consultation events and webinars at this site: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/items-routinely-prescribed-update/.

The closing date for comments is 28 February 2019.

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