Prescribing - Changing the Way We Prescribe in Leeds

The three Leeds CCGs have a duty to make sure we spend our budget wisely and in the most cost effective way. Your thoughts on how we spend it are important. If we review how we spend money we have the chance to look at how we can use it better, to pay for newer treatments and support other services.

What are we proposing to change?

• To not routinely fund gluten-free foods on a prescription basis.
• We will routinely commission the prescribing of non-branded (generic) products unless there is a medical reason.
• To not routinely fund a range of “over the counter” medicines on prescription.

Ultimately, your GP will work with you to make the final decision about your medication, using official and recommended guidelines. They will take into account your individual circumstances
and condition to make an informed decision. This will ensure that you receive the best and most effective care, whilst also helping the NHS be more efficient.

We want an open and genuine conversation with people about the proposed changes to services. We want to listen to what you think about our plans.

Please complete the questionnaire to let us know what you think about these proposed changes

Due to the announcement of the General Election, the consultation period for this engagement has been extended. The consultation will know run through until Sunday 9th July 2017.


Guidance to reduce prescriptions for conditions suitable for self-care, gluten-free products and branded prescribing (DRAFT) (504KB)
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‘Changing the way we prescribe in Leeds’ – consultation document (1MB)
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Prescribing changes engagement plan (319KB)
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