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Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care: An NHS England consultation survey on guidance for CCGs

We are raising awareness of an NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners survey.

Across England there is significant variation in medicines which are being prescribed. Often patients are receiving medicines which have been proven to be ineffective and for which there are other more effective, safer and/or better value alternatives.

The survey asks for input on the proposed national guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).  It covers 18 medicines which can be considered to be of low priority for NHS funding and which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.  Any savings from implementing the proposals will be reinvested in improving patient care.

The survey also seeks general views about the prescribing of medicines which are available to buy over the counter to treat minor conditions.

This survey is being sent out for consultation nationally, but we are giving people a choice to feed back on the national survey (using the link below) and/or be part of the local response developed by North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG.

To view the full guidance/survey and submit your responses through the national consultation please visit

To be part of the local response please email  If you would like to be advised of the CCG response and take part in further engagement work on these subjects locally, please provide your name and contact details via the above email address.

The national consultation closes on October 21.

To be part of the local response please email  by October 11.

We want to hear your feedback, so please fill out the form below.
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