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NHS England consults on freeing up 136 million to boost frontline NHS care by curbing prescription costs

NHS England has launched a public consultation on proposals to rein in prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ products freeing-up up to £136 million to expand other treatments for major conditions such as cancer.

Protect against STIs

Diagnoses of Sexually Transmitted Infections remain high across England, particularly among young people and in 2016, the majority of new STI diagnosis were in young adults aged 15-24.

Public reminded to check they’re up-to-date with MMR vaccine before Christmas celebrations and travel

Public Health England (PHE) is renewing the call for people to check they are up-to-date with two doses of MMR vaccine. 

Rely on prescribed medicines? Order your repeat prescription now and have a healthier Christmas

If you or a family member rely on essential medication to stay well, don’t put your health at risk, think ahead and get your request for important repeat medication into your GP or pharmacy in good time. 

CCG statement on updated ‘Fitness for Surgery’ policy

A statement on the ‘Fitness for Surgery’ policy in Hertfordshire, which updates a policy which has been in place in the area since 2012.

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