Dudley CCG’s decision on self care medicines is an interesting approach, says Noel Wicks
It seems that the saga surrounding the prescribing of OTC items has reached a new level. In recent weeks Dudley CCG issued a poster stating that prescriptions for self care medicines are no longer available from the GP. This decision follows a local consultation that took place between January and April asking people if they agreed to the proposals. This seems to have been running independently of the Department of Health’s own consultation on the subject that isn’t set to finish until later this year.
The largest, most experienced publisher in the UK pharmacy sector
CIG is the UK's leading provider of sector-specific news and training, publishing 15 healthcare and beauty titles including Pharmacy Magazine, Training Matters, P3, Independent Community Pharmacist and Beauty Magazine. Over the years the company has built an enviable reputation in pharmacy, journalism, education, training, regulatory, awards and conferences, that today amounts to more than 350 years of healthcare industry experience.