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Updated guidance on what not to prescribe in primary care

 

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Updated guidance on what not to prescribe in primary care

NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners have published updated commissioning guidance for CCGs on items that should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

This follows a public consultation which took place between November 2018 and February 2019. The updated guidance now  includes: aliskiren, amiodarone, dronedarone, minocycline, needles for pre-filled and reusable insulin pens for diabetes, bath and shower emollient preparations and silk garments. The recommendation on rubefacients has also been updated so that capsaicin cream can be prescribed in line with NICE guidance. For further information please visit the NHS England website or contact england.medicines@nhs.net