1st January 2019
28th February 2019
The National Eczema Society would like to know if you or your child ever had emollient wash products or silk garments on NHS prescription. They also ask have they helped and do you live in England?
If so, they encourage you to respond to an NHS England consultation, ‘Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance for CCGs’.
The consultation covers nine medicines and medical products, including bath/shower preparations for eczema and silk garments. NHS England and CCGs (NHS organisations that plan and organise medical services in a local area) consider that bath/shower preparations and silk garments should no longer be prescribed. They think there is not enough evidence to support prescribing them, and that prescribing them is therefore a poor use of NHS money.
Note: If the changes put forward in this consultation go ahead, you will no longer be able to get bath/shower preparations or silk garments on prescription, even if they were prescribed for you by a dermatologist.
The National Eczema Society strongly recommends you respond to the consultation, sharing your experiences of bath/shower emollients and/or silk garments, describing how they have helped your own or your child’s eczema. Every individual response will make a difference!
The consultation closes on 28 February 2019. You can:
• Respond to the standard consultation by clicking on this link: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/items-routinely-prescribed-update/
• Respond to an easy read version of the consultation https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9medicines
• Send your views by e-mail to this address: email@example.com
• Send your views by post to this address: NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT
For more information that may help you complete the consultation, click this link: http://www.eczema.org/NHS-England-consultation