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Patients consulted on charges for walking sticks and knee braces by CCG


I have to agree with "Anonymous GP Partner" - most prescribing has steered away from "all gluten free foods" and now only allows those which support a healthy lifestyle (ie no biscuits) but even so, there is still a lot that could be done. Also, plenty of patients over-order on the basis of "It's free" or "I have a pre-payment certficate and I want to get my money's worth". I often wonder if patients will look after things (eg walking sticks) better if they have to pay for them. If there is one message the recent changes in the NHS/financial crisis have promoted, it is that there is only a limited amount of money and best value has to be gained from it

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16 Apr 2014

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