The Patient’s Association Voice Concerns over NHS England Consultation on Primary Care Prescriptions
The Chief Executive of the Patients Association Rachel Power, stated that although restricting the use of dangerous and ineffective drugs is necessary for the NHS, patient needs should not be overlooked. Concerns lie with the lack of patient input in the development of these proposals, and the potential consequences for those patients with long term-conditions for whom regular small payments would represent a large long-term cost.
Ms. Powers emphasised that “We must not end up in a situation where individual doctors have to decide whether to give someone a prescription or send them away to buy a medicine themselves”