Better health starts at home public consultation

Please see the information below regarding a public consultation by the NHS regarding prescription fees – it has the potential to have a huge impact on people with disabilities, so your time in leaving your views would be appreciated.

From the NHS site:

What is this consultation about?

NHS commissioners working across Derbyshire have outlined proposals to make changes to the prescribing policy in Derbyshire. This would see less NHS money being spent on products for short-term minor illnesses where there is insufficient evidence of benefit or cost effectiveness and which are available to buy over-the-counter. The result would see more NHS money being available to invest in the diagnosis and treatment of serious medical conditions.  In 2016/17 over £150 million was paid out on GP practice prescriptions.  Of this, it is estimated that over £3million was spent on medicines that are available to buy over-the-counter and which are only used for illnesses that often get better without any treatment.  With increasing demands on NHS resources it is important to ensure that money allocated to the NHS is spent in the best possible way.


We want your views

The “Better health starts at home” consultation document will tell you why we want to make the changes and what they could mean for you or the people that you support. It will tell you how you can get involved and share your views with us and what we will do with your views once the consultation has finished. We would be most grateful if you could share this information with all of your contacts as we want as many people as possible to share their views.


The consultation document and questionnaire is available at GP surgeries, pharmacies and other community venues in Derbyshire.  It is also available on request and to view and download Click here


More information is available from






The consultation feedback form is available to complete on Survey Monkey at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/betterhealthderbys

To request a consultation booklet, or for more information, please email enquiries@northderbyshireccg.nhs.uk or call 01246 514176.