A decision was taken at Richmond CCG’s recent governing body meeting in public, that the CCG no longer supports the routine NHS prescribing of the following products:
- Prescriptions for gluten free food
- Prescriptions for vitamin D maintenance
- Prescriptions for medicines which are available over the counter
These decisions were taken following an engagement exercise (Choosing Wisely for Richmond) which took place between 22 December 2016 and 3 February 2017. You can see a detailed report of the findings of the engagement exercise here.
Below are the patient information leaflets and position statements that relate to the prescribing changes.