All GP practices are asked to prescribe as cost-effectively as possible.
At Trowbridge Health Centre we look at our prescribing and make changes in line with national and local guidance.
This sometimes means that your medication / appliances / creams etc are amended. The changes could be due to safety concerns, evidence of effectiveness or could be due to cost effectiveness of treatment. Cost effective changes are done to ensure that NHS resources are best utilised. For most patients changes will have no effect on their treatment, however, if you find that a change to medication is affecting you please discuss with the Clinical Pharmacist at the surgery or your GP.
One of the most recent changes has been the types of creams we prescribe for patients with dermatological conditions. Another change has been the brand of needles we prescribe for patients who inject insulin.