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The NHS Constitution can be found here:

The NHS Constitution

Talk Health Kirklees

Following the “Talk Health Kirklees” public consultation in 2016, NHS Greater Huddersfield and NHS North Kirklees CCGs have agreed to stop the routine prescribing of

  • multivitamins and minerals, where no specific deficiency has been identified (from 1st February 2017)
  • branded medicines, where an appropriate generic medicine is available (from 1st February 2017)
  • skin creams and emollients, hair and scalp products, cream for unwanted facial hair and other products that have a predominantly cosmetic action (from 1st March 2017)
  • camouflage products e.g. for port wine stain birthmarks (from 1st March 2017)
  • sunscreens for skin protection from UV radiation (from 1st March 2017)
  • gluten-free foods (from 1st April 2017)
  • soya and thickened infant formulas (from 1st April 2017)
  • infant formula for lactose intolerance (from 1st April 2017)

To find out more please visit the Greater Huddersfield CCG website here or pick up a leaflet at the surgery.

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