Views sought in Newham on NHS prescribing proposals

People in Newham are being encouraged to give their views on proposals that some medicines and medical products should not be routinely prescribed by GPs. Research shows that some medicines can be replaced with other medicines that work better, are safer or cost less money. This consultation will look at how these medicines and medical products are prescribed in the NHS.

There are nine products prescribed by GPs that are under review, these include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; medicines for cardiology; diabetes and skin conditions such as Eczema.

Dr Naqvi, a local GP and Chair of Newham Clinical Commissioning Group, said it was now important that people make their views known.

“This national consultation has been organised to gather views on the proposed changes to the prescribing guidance so it’s important that people in Newham are aware of it, understand how it affects them and know how they can give feedback. We don’t want people to miss out on the opportunity to have their say.

“The consultation is open until 28 February 2019 and I encourage everyone to submit their views by taking part in an online survey here: Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care. You can also send any feedback you have on the proposals to Newham CCG by emailing us at

People may also be interested in a webinar (online meeting) taking place on the 14 February 2019, 1-2pm, booking can be made here.