The NHS in parts of Nottinghamshire is changing what can be given on prescription as part of plans to save £20 million.
NHS Mansfield and Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood CCGs are planning to stop NHS prescriptions of gluten free foods; low priority medicines and over-the-counter remedies such as Paracetamol or hayfever preparations - with a few exceptions.
You are being asked for your views about the plans and to see if there are any exceptions that should be considered before they are implemented.
Engagement runs between
4 January and the 1 February 2017
Quick links to:
~ Engagement document outlining background and the survey.
Online survey - no longer available as consultation has ended
~ An online version of the survey which contains the same questions as the paper version.
~ A press release for media including contact details for the press and media.
~ Your invitation to drop-in events being held across Mansfield and Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood to obtain copies of the engagement document and survey and clarify any questions you may have with our Pharmacy Clinical Lead.
An additional ‘Drop in’ event will be held on Monday 30th January from 4.30- 6.30pm at Birch House (Meeting Room 1, 2 and 3) Ransom Wood Business Park, Southwell Road West, Rainworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0HJ. Please come along and let us know your thoughts.
How to take part in the engagement:
Anyone can take part in our engagement. It doesn’t matter where you live but the service relates to people registered with a GP practice in the Newark and Sherwood and Mansfield and Ashfield CCG area.
The engagement period runs from 4 January 2017 to 1 February 2017. A report will be presented to the CCG Governing Bodies on 19 February 2017.
The survey can be completed online or you can request a paper copy that can be returned by freepost. The survey is also contained within the full engagement document.
People whose language is not English can request a copy in alternative languages. Large print versions are also available by request. Contact 01623 673329/673139.