Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

NHS England are seeking views on the guidance that they have published to CCG's on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

NHS England has partnered with NHS Clinical Commissioners to support Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in ensuring that they can use their prescribing resources effectively and deliver best patient outcomes from the medicines and products that their local population uses.

CCGs asked for a nationally co-ordinated approach to the development of commissioning guidance in this area to ensure consistency and address unwarranted variation. The aim is that this will lead to a more equitable process for making decisions about guidance on medicines but CCGs will need to take individual decisions on implementation locally.

The aim of this consultation is to provide you with information about the proposed national guidance and to seek your views about the proposals.

To find out more or take part in the online consultation:

Easy read version:  Medicines which should not be regularly prescribed in primary care.pdf