Berkshire West CCGs consultation on supply of medicines

Author
Sarah Morland, Partnership Manager
Article date
6 April 2017
Primary interest
Health

The NHS supplies millions of prescriptions for medicines to patients every year. Along with NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the country the four CCGs in Berkshire West have reviewed what medicines are available on prescription and are proposing to make some changes.

Dr Abid Irfan, GP Chair of the Berkshire West Federation said: “If implemented, these changes could save up to £1.8 million a year, which could be spent on other NHS services to benefit more patients. We’re launching a consultation so that local people can give us their views on our proposals.”

The Consultation runs until 28 April 2017. The consultation document, which gives the detailed proposals, together with the questionnaire, is available online.  Alternatively, you can request a paper copy by emailing ppiteam.berkshirewest@nhs.net or phoning 0300 123 6264.