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Prescriptions Articles


Simon Stevens backs plans for savings drive

28th March 2017

Simon Stevens to back plans to save millions of pounds by cutting NHS spending on 'low priority' prescriptions.

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GPs asked to help with prescription claims

11th July 2016

NHS call on GPs to make sure patients know when they are entitled to a free prescription.

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Patients should be urged to go online

8th December 2015

Patients should be actively encouraged to go online to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions.

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Gluten-free foods on prescription

3rd September 2015

The British Dietetic Association says gluten-free foods should continue to be prescribed on NHS.

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E-cigarettes could be available on prescription

19th August 2015

The NHS could prescribe e-cigarettes in future to help smokers quit.

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Prescriptions to display how much contents cost taxpayers

2nd July 2015

New government plans will see prescription medication displaying how much their contents have cost.

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Most GP services now online in England

19th May 2015

Data reveals almost every patient can now book GP appointments and order prescriptions online.

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50% rise in Welsh GP prescriptions

16th August 2013

Prescriptions dispensed by GPs in Wales have risen more than 50% in a decade.

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Self-help books to be made available on prescription

10th June 2013

New scheme between libraries and GPs will mean self-help books are available on prescription.

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75% increase in drugs to treat alcoholism

31st May 2013

Over the last ten years, prescriptions to treat alcoholism increased.

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