NHS England Consultation: We want to know what you think!
Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
This Consultation was launched on 20 December 2017 and will close on 14 March 2018. Clinical Commissioning Groups have been requested to lead engagement with patients and the public to ensure responses are received to the current consultation and that hard-to-reach and vulnerable groups are included in the engagement.
The consultation looks at treating 33 common illnesses with over the counter medications, rather than prescribing medications. These illnesses don’t last long and will normally clear up on their own. Patients with complex need will still receive a prescription.
We want to know what you think about this and you can find further details on the NHS England website here
There is also an ‘easy read’ version of the consultation document available here
Members of the public, staff, patients and any organisations including local charities, public and private sector partners working across Doncaster are all encouraged to feedback views on these proposals. You can do this by completing the on-line survey here
If you would like us to help you feed back your views or talk to you about this consultation we will be with our colleagues from Healthwatch on the following dates:
Monday 26 February – Central Library Drop-In
We are holding a public ‘drop-in’ with Healthwatch at Doncaster Central Library on Monday 26 February from 9.30am-11.30am. We will help you to feedback and ensure your views are included, (we can complete the survey on behalf of anyone who would like us to do this for them).
Friday 2 March – Health Bus Road Show
Come and meet us and talk to Healthwatch on the RDaSH Health Bus to promote the consultation and encourage people to compl10am -3.30pm. Pop aboard the Health Bus and we will help you to complete the survey.
We have been Tweeting about the consultation and we have used both our Twitter (@doncasterccg) and Facebook (NHS Doncaster CCG) accounts to raise the profile of the consultation. We have also included details of the public events on our Facebook pages.
Please share these details and help us feedback public and patient views.