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GPs told to stop prescribing silk garments

NHS England will consider guidance to GPs about a ban on gluten free pizzas, cakes and biscuits and set out plans to curb other low priority items such as silk garments and bath oils in moves that could save almost £70 million a year.

NHS England has already ordered an end to the routine prescribing of 18 low value items such as homeopathy and products that are available over the counter such as paracetamol and cough mixture. The initiatives could free up more than £200 million a year.

NHS England is also issuing guidance to GPs on new regulations that come in to force next week restricting gluten free prescriptions to bread and gluten free baking mixes.