Are you aware the NHS might stop prescribing certain treatments for eczema and other chronic conditions? We'd like your direct feedback so that we can compile a report to present directly to the NHS on 5 February - details below.

In an attempt to cut costs, the NHS are consulting on measures to routinely stop prescribing 18 products in primary care/via the GP. This will include silk garments and bath/shower additives for treating eczema.

We are interested to understand what you think about the proposed changes and the impact this could have on you, as either a patient or carer. Do you use silk garments or bath/shower additives to treat your eczema or that of someone you care for? If, in the future, you are unable to get these products on prescription, what will this mean for you – will you buy them over-the-counter or would the cost mean you’d stop using them? If you stop using them, what impact do you think this will have? Tell us what you think so we can compile a report to present to the NHS at a face to face consultation meeting we are attending on 5 February 2019.

In addition, you can also tell NHS directly what you think of the proposed cuts by completing a form online, not only about cuts in treatments for eczema, but for other treatments that you may need that could be affected.

Read more about the NHS consultation and the list of 18 products to be cut here. There is also a easy-read guide here.

Read the National Eczema Society’s viewpoint here which includes a guide on how to respond to the consultation.

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