Changes to products available on prescription in Calderdale
NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has recommended that GPs stop routinely prescribing a number of lower value products and branded medicines.
The NHS in Calderdale could save around £300,000 each year by stopping prescribing these self-care treatments, which are widely available to buy, without a prescription, from pharmacies and supermarkets.
- Baby milks
- Infant colic products
- Vitamin supplements
- Emollients (moisturisers) for minor dry skin conditions
- Cosmetic products, including eflornithine for facial hair
- Antifungal nail paints
- Sunscreen products
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Click here for an information leaflet with advice and FAQ's about this change.
Repeat prescriptions will be issued at the doctors' discretion and are normally for patients on long-term treatment. Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made in writing by post, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by text on 07422128374 or by fax (01422 343049) or by visiting the surgery between 8.00am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday. You can also order a repeat prescription using our 24 automated system but you will need a PIN from the surgery to use this service. Please call the surgery telephone number and then choose option 1. If you have registered for our on line service then you can order your repeat prescriptions this way. Please allow 48 hours (weekdays) from request to collection. Where possible, use the tear-off slip attached to your prescription to make a request or ensure you use exact drug names. Please do not telephone to ask if your prescription is ready. We DO NOT accept prescription requests over the telephone.