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Changes to prescribing in Bromley

Date: 20 November 2017

The CCG’s Governing Body met on 16 November 2017 and agreed to change prescribing guidelines for health supplements and selected self-care medicines for short term illnesses.

These changes take effect from 1 December 2017. 

This means that GPs in Bromley will no longer routinely prescribe these medicines on NHS prescription. Over the counter medicines and on-the-spot expert advice from qualified pharmacists are widely available at pharmacies across Bromley.

This decision follows extensive public engagement which took place between 31 July 2017 and 8 October 2017.  The Governing Body considered all the findings and feedback very carefully before making its decision to agree the proposals.

You can read the paper that went to the Governing Body here.

We anticipate that these proposals will: 

  • Encourage more people to self-manage minor conditions.
  • Free up doctor and nurses’ time for those most in need.
  • Enable the CCG to get the best value from the funding that is available for services in Bromley
  • Summary:

    The Governing Body has agreed to change prescribing guidelines for health supplements and selected self-care medicines for short term illnesses

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