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Have your say on the future of prescribed medicines

While more people than ever before are calling on its services, our NHS is facing the biggest financial challenge it has known. Last year, 1.1 billion prescription items were dispensed in the community at a cost of £9.2 billion to the NHS.

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England have been asked to respond to a consultation on future guidance for doctors and nurses who prescribe medicines. Often patients are prescribed items which have more effective, safer or cheaper alternatives.

To inform our response, four CCGs (Coastal West Sussex, Crawley, East Surrey and Horsham & Mid Sussex) have come together to ask our patients about their experiences and needs.

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