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CQC Report

AFTERNOON CLOSURE DATES                

Restricted Prescribing List greenpills

NHS Suffolk has asked all GPs to reduce their prescribing of the following medications -

 

    • Pain killers for minor aches and pains

    • Soluble pain killers

    • Hay fever preparations

    • Cough and cold remedies

    • Lozenges, throat sprays and gargles

    • Treatments for minor acnes

    • Indigestion remedies

    • Barrier cream for nappy rash

    • Head lice lotions and shampoos

    • Threadworm tablets

    • Athlete's foot creams and powders

    • Bath additives for minor dry skin conditions

    • Soya milks

    • Sun creams for sensitive skins

    • Ear wax treatments

    • Slimming preparations

    • Treatments for non-serious constipation and diarrhoea

    • Creams, gels and tubigrip

    • Travel medicines

    • Gluten free foods

 

Why?

 

Many of these products are cheap to buy and readily available from pharmacies and supermarkets. There is also evidence to suggest that some of these treatments do not actually work very effectively eg cough syrups

In Suffolk £5 million was spent on these items last year. This money could have been better spent on treatment for serious illnesses such as heart disease or cancer.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO ASK FOR OWN BRAND OR GENERIC ITEMS AS THESE ARE OFTEN CHEAPER.

 

 
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