"Generic medications are good efficiency savings"

About: Rotherham PCT

(as the patient),

I Agree that generic versions of medication are good efficiency savings (e.g I use generic Aciclovir not zovirax tablets). BUT some people are allergic to different base agents used (e.g in Asthema medication I was allergic to salbutamol but not ventolin)

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Response from Helen Wyatt, Manager, Patient and Public Involvement , Quality Assurance Team, Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group

This comment was posted from our Stakeholder event in June. We are asking for help in identifying waste and inefficiencies within health services, as we want to make provide the best value we can for public money.

A full report of the event has been sent to attendees and NHS Rotherham Board. Details of specific actions and issues have also been passed to commissioning staff for action.

Specific Issues Raised Above

There were a lot of comments made around waste relating to prescription medication. All these have been passed to our medications lead.

Many thanks for your comments.

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