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NHS England to issue guidance on dropping ‘low priority’ drugs from NHS prescriptions

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Detailed individualized responsive personal with respect for professional autonomy versus simplistic monolithic inflexible impersonal and dogmatic????? Which would you expect the GPs (who are in the "driving seat" in the CCGs that make up NHS CCs) to prefer???? There are undoubtedly hundreds and possibly thousands of people being prescribed drugs/products on the lists above for whom alternatives (including self-care or nothing) would be better or just as good. BUT....... some people may fare much better with some of the things on the lists - even if it is for really idiosyncratic and mysterious reasons. Who is best placed to make the required judgements? What are we to make of GPs leading CCGs throwing their hands up and effectively declaring that they and their colleagues would prefer a prohibition from on-high to having to make those judgements and have the required conversations?

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8 APR 2017

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19:11

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