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