The CCG’s Governing Body met on 16 November 2017 and agreed to change prescribing guidelines for health supplements and selected self-care medicines for short term illnesses.
These changes take effect from 1 December 2017.
This means that GPs in Bromley will no longer routinely prescribe these medicines on NHS prescription. Over the counter medicines and on-the-spot expert advice from qualified pharmacists are widely available at pharmacies across Bromley.
This decision follows extensive public engagement which took place between 31 July 2017 and 8 October 2017. The Governing Body considered all the findings and feedback very carefully before making its decision to agree the proposals.
We anticipate that these proposals will:
- Encourage more people to self-manage minor conditions.
- Free up doctor and nurses’ time for those most in need.
- Enable the CCG to get the best value from the funding that is available for services in Bromley