Latest prescribing news
GPs could be banned from prescribing 'low value' medicines and other items that are cheaply available over the counter in pharmacies and supermarkets.
GPs should avoid prescribing oral and topical antibiotics for mildly infected childhood eczema as they have little clinical benefit in clearing infection, researchers have said.
Researchers have urged GPs to be cautious about prescribing off-label antidepressants, after a study found nearly half of drugs prescribed off-label did not have any clear evidence to support their use
NHS England is predicting it will underspend on primary care by almost £50 million in its final report before the end of the financial year.