NHS England Consults on Freeing-Up £136M to boost Frontline NHS Care by Curbing Prescription Costs
NHS England has today launched a public consultation on proposals to rein in prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ products such as dandruff shampoo and drops for tired eyes, freeing-up up to £136 million to expand other treatments for major conditions such as cancer and mental health problems.
- £4.5m on dandruff shampoos - enough to fund a further 4,700 cataract operations or 1,200 hip replacements every year.
- £7.5m on indigestion and heartburn – enough to fund nearly 300 community nurses.
- £5.5m on mouth ulcers – enough to fund around 1,500 hip replacements
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