National consultation on items of low priority currently prescribed in primary care 

In July this year, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and NHS England launched a national consultation on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

The aim of the consultation is to support Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in ensuring that they can use their prescribing resources effectively and deliver best patient outcomes from the medicines that their local population uses.

The consultation will close on Saturday 21 October.

Still time to influence policy on IVF and Specialist Fertility Services and the prescribing of over-the-counter medicines

There is still time to influence the policy on IVF and Specialist Fertility Services and the routine prescribing of ‘over-the-counter’ medicines in west Essex. West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG) is asking people for their views on proposals designed to make best use of the money available to the local NHS, while helping as many people as possible to live healthier, longer lives and avoid preventable illnesses.

Radio fame and more funding for team supporting young people with eating disorders

HPFT Advanced Eating Disorders Practitioner, Penny Smith and Lucy Priest, 18, at Radio 4's Woman's Hour

Hertfordshire’s specialist team which supports children and young people suffering from eating disorders featured on national radio this week.

The team’s Advanced Eating Disorders Practitioner, Penny Smith, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on Monday morning just as a funding boost sees the team expand to meet demand. Penny's patient Lucy Priest, 18, from Hitchin, who has suffered from an eating disorder since she was 12, talked about the advantages of being treated at home rather than in hospital.


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