NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

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Best use of resources

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GPs are encouraged to have conversations with their patients about what best suits their needs and which products would be best supported through a prescription. 

Where evidence suggests that medicines don’t offer real benefits to patients we are asking GPs to review ongoing requests to prescribe them.

It’s not only medicines - In Sheffield we are currently spending over £2.6 million per year on prescribing dietary supplements. In order to manage this cost better we are asking GPs to prescribe the most cost effective product and to ensure patients are reviewed in line with national guidelines. This may mean that you are prescribed a different product, which will work just as well – and offer better value to the NHS.

These changes will help the NHS in Sheffield to make the best use possible of the resources available for prescribing and help safeguard other vital services for patients in the city.

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

722 Prince of Wales Road
S9 4EU