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Have your say on what should be available on prescription

The government recently announced plans to cut some prescriptions that it believes patients could simply go out and buy. This includes medicines like eczema cream, eye drops for dry eye or conjunctivitis, scabies treatment and nappy rash cream.

Patient groups have criticised the plans, saying that it would break with the guiding principle that the NHS should be free at the point of use. Likewise, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society raised concerns about how the move might affect the poorest families.  

Healthwatch Camden wants to know what you think of these proposed plans so that they can tell the government and Camden Clinical commissioning group whether you agree with them or not. Take the survey here and let your voice be heard by 16 October 2017.   

The consultation is being run by NHS England until 21 October and can be viewed here.

The consultation ends in October when NHS England will review the feedback and update the proposed plans. Camden clinical commissioning group will have the final say on whether to implement these plans.

If you want to find out more about Healthwatch Camden and the survey, contact Victoria.armitage@healthwatchcamden.co.uk 020 7383 2402.