The 16 conditions which are set to be cut from NHS prescriptions

News: The 16 conditions which are set to be cut from NHS prescriptions

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Some medical treatments which are currently prescribed by the NHS are set to be axed.

Plans have been put forward to cut 16 products from prescriptions because NHS England believes they can better be treated with shop bought medicine.

These include treatments for head lice, sunburn and common colds.

The 16 conditions that are set to be cut all feature on a longer list published last year of conditions which NHS England said local health bosses could consider removing from GP prescription lists.

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Treatments for the following conditions are set to be cut from the prescriptions list:

  • Acute Sore Throat
  • Coughs and colds and nasal congestion
  • Cradle Cap (except where causing distress or not improving)
  • Dandruff
  • Head Lice
  • Infant Colic
  • Infrequent Constipation
  • Mild Cystitis
  • Mild Dry Skin/Sunburn
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Prevention of dental caries
  • Probiotics
  • Sun Protection (except ACBS approved indication of photodermatoses)
  • Vitamins and minerals (except a medically diagnosed deficiency,
    osteoporosis and malnutrition)
  • Warts and Verrucae

 

The plan has been put forward by NHS Liverpool’s governing body, but it has caused uproar among councillors in Liverpool.

Some councillor claim it shows weakness in the health service and some are branding the move ‘disgusting’.

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An emergency motion was passed by the council’s health and adult social care select committee opposing the move, amid concerns that the removal of these products will leave the poorest people struggling to treat certain conditions.



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