“GPs to stop prescribing omega-3 oils, gluten-free food and cough medicine”

“The NHS is to stop giving patients travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and some drugs that can be bought over the counter in an attempt to rescue its ailing finances.

Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, announced the changes in an interview with the Daily Mail in which he detailed new efforts to get better value for money so that money saved could instead be spent on promising therapies that have recently been developed…

…“There’s £114m being spent on medicine for upset tummies, haemorrhoids, travel sickness, indigestion, [and] and that’s before you get to the £22m-plus on gluten-free that you can also now get at Morrisons, Lidl or Tescos. ” ~Source: theguardian.com/society

Click here to read the full article on TheGuardian.com, prepared by Denis Campbell, Matthew Weaver and Haroon Siddique

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