NHS no to dandruff and diarrhoea treatment
NHS England has announced a crackdown on the treatment of “minor” ailments such as dandruff and diarrhoea.
Thirty-five treatments responsible for £570m of spending have been targeted.
All are available over-the-counter in pharmacies. And the restriction will apply only where the ailment is judged to be a minor, short-term problem.
NHS bosses says the move could cut spending by a fifth. But experts warned the poorest risked losing out on treatment.
The treatments targeted include those for:
- athletes foot
- mild acne
- head lice
- cold sores
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