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NHS overcharged by £100m on ‘low-value’ liothyronine, finds watchdogSubscription

21 Nov 2017 By

A drug company has been overcharging the NHS by more than £100m over the past 10 years for the thyroid drug liothyronine, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found.

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Patients on Universal Credit scheme forced to pay for prescriptionsSubscription

26 Oct 2017 By

Patients on a new government welfare scheme are having to pay for their prescriptions, as NHS forms do not allow patients to specify that they are on Universal Credit.

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Physio 'first contact' service set to be rolled out next year in GP practicesSubscription

18 Oct 2017 By

GP practices may be able to provide patients with direct access to a physiotherapist, rather than with a GP, from next year says an NHS England director.

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NHS England considers ban on 'low value' and over-the-counter prescriptionsSubscription

28 Mar 2017 By ,

GPs could be banned from prescribing 'low value' medicines and other items that are cheaply available over the counter in pharmacies and supermarkets.

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Austerity? You ain’t seen nothing yet Subscription

02 Sep 2016

Across the country GPs are facing radical new curbs on their referrals and prescribing 

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