Published: 16 Aug 2017
Last week, the NHS announced plans to stop certain prescriptions that are considered to be either ineffective or low cost enough that patients can buy themselves.
The concern raised by many in the third sector is that this is in contradiction to the guiding principle of the NHS- free at the point of use. We are also concerned that this move may affect the poorest families the most in our society.
Whilst the items that are being reviewed do not include medicines that people take for their rheumatoid arthritis, many people with RA have co-morbidities and may be affected by potential changes to prescriptions.
What are your views on which medicines and items should be considered a low priority for NHS funding?
Make sure you let NHS England know by following this link: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/items-routinely-prescribed/
The deadline is 21st October.