As of the 18th September there is now a restriction placed on access to certain medicines, treatments, products and food items on prescription.
These changes follow a decision made by the three Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups in July this year where they agreed to no longer support a number of different items, specifically:
- To restrict the prescription of treatments and medicines for shortterm, minor conditions
- To stop the prescription of all gluten-free foods
- To stop the prescription of soya milks, thickened infant formula, formula for lactose intolerance and all infant formula available as ready to use liquid
- To restrict the prescription of oral nutritional supplements
Those patients affected by the new commissioning polices will now be advised to purchase required products from a pharmacy, supermarket, health food store or online.
Please download this leaflet for more information:
You can also click on this link: www.worcestershire.nhs.uk/prescribing/