The Patients Association is running a survey to collect patient views in regard to the above consultation and on how previous efficiency cuts have affected you. Please do complete the survey:. This is taken from their website:
NHS England has launched a public consultation on whether to limit the prescribing of eight items, in an effort to save almost £70m per year.
The Patients Association will be responding to this consultation, and would like to hear your views to inform our response. How will the restriction of these types of medicines affect you? Do you agree with NHS England’s efficiency drive? NHS England launched their first wave of guidance on low-value medicines a year ago – has any of this affected you in the past 12 months?
While we’re interested in hearing about people’s experiences of rationing more generally, this consultation could be particularly relevant to people in England who:
Have type 2 diabetes
Take medicine for their heart rhythm
Use bath or shower preparations for their skin conditions.
We have responded to previous consultations on this topic and our view has been clear: NHS England must approach this with the experiences of patients in mind – not with financial considerations as their primary concern. We continue to make this point to NHS England, and your comments and thoughts to our survey will strengthen our collective voice. You can complete the survey here – it should take around ten minutes to do so.
You can also share your views directly with NHS England here - engage.england.nhs.uk/consu...
To participate in the survey please go here: