Prescription Limits

Stop the requirement to only issue a maximum of 28 days of whatever medicine ir pills are prescribed by the GP.  Allow the GP, in consultation and agreement with the patient, to set the number of pills and/or medicines for such patient.

It is time to pass responsibility (and authority) back to the individual involved and his/her doctor. 

Why is this idea important?

Stop the requirement to only issue a maximum of 28 days of whatever medicine ir pills are prescribed by the GP.  Allow the GP, in consultation and agreement with the patient, to set the number of pills and/or medicines for such patient.

It is time to pass responsibility (and authority) back to the individual involved and his/her doctor. 

Stop the N.H.S being held to ransom.

There is a great deal of money wasted on drugs produced in the U.S.A and sold to the NHS at a price that in no way reflects the costs it accrues in its research and development but more in a price that the market will bare. i suggest that the U.K funds its own non-profit making drug development agency synthesizing many of the drugs that our most acute patents depend on therefore rendering N.I.C.E redundant.

Why is this idea important?

There is a great deal of money wasted on drugs produced in the U.S.A and sold to the NHS at a price that in no way reflects the costs it accrues in its research and development but more in a price that the market will bare. i suggest that the U.K funds its own non-profit making drug development agency synthesizing many of the drugs that our most acute patents depend on therefore rendering N.I.C.E redundant.

Remove the difficulties in obtaining coproxamol

My doctor will no longer prescribe coproxamol for me, despite having taken it for 35 years, because NICE has decided that it can be used to commit suicide.  Due to medical conditions I cannot take any other painkillers so I just have to "grin and bear it"  I can go to any supermarket and buy paracetamol or aspirin which certainly would kill me, but because my GP is not prepared to take responsibility for writing a prescription saying that "NICE has said no"  I, and countless others, have to suffer.  I have absolutely no intention of taking my life, so please repeal this ruling and allow me to enjoy my life again.

Why is this idea important?

My doctor will no longer prescribe coproxamol for me, despite having taken it for 35 years, because NICE has decided that it can be used to commit suicide.  Due to medical conditions I cannot take any other painkillers so I just have to "grin and bear it"  I can go to any supermarket and buy paracetamol or aspirin which certainly would kill me, but because my GP is not prepared to take responsibility for writing a prescription saying that "NICE has said no"  I, and countless others, have to suffer.  I have absolutely no intention of taking my life, so please repeal this ruling and allow me to enjoy my life again.

Curb the powers of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to restrict feedom of choice in medicine

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) should be providing guidance and suggestions for treatment protocols, not dictating precisely what doctors are and are not allowed to do. The position of NICE needs to be clarified so that doctors who believe that it is appropriate in specific cases to deviate from the NICE guidance feel able to do so without fear of repercussions. Patients should be free to make an informed choice for the treatment approach they want where supported by their doctor, even if this is not currently considered 'best practice' by NICE. The current regime is stifling innovation and harming patients.

Why is this idea important?

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) should be providing guidance and suggestions for treatment protocols, not dictating precisely what doctors are and are not allowed to do. The position of NICE needs to be clarified so that doctors who believe that it is appropriate in specific cases to deviate from the NICE guidance feel able to do so without fear of repercussions. Patients should be free to make an informed choice for the treatment approach they want where supported by their doctor, even if this is not currently considered 'best practice' by NICE. The current regime is stifling innovation and harming patients.

Curb the powers of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to restrict feedom of choice in medicine

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) should be providing guidance and suggestions for treatment protocols, not dictating precisely what doctors are and are not allowed to do. The position of NICE needs to be clarified so that doctors who believe that it is appropriate in specific cases to deviate from the NICE guidance feel able to do so without fear of repercussions. Patients should be free to make an informed choice for the treatment approach they want where supported by their doctor, even if this is not currently considered 'best practice' by NICE. The current regime is stifling innovation and harming patients.

Why is this idea important?

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) should be providing guidance and suggestions for treatment protocols, not dictating precisely what doctors are and are not allowed to do. The position of NICE needs to be clarified so that doctors who believe that it is appropriate in specific cases to deviate from the NICE guidance feel able to do so without fear of repercussions. Patients should be free to make an informed choice for the treatment approach they want where supported by their doctor, even if this is not currently considered 'best practice' by NICE. The current regime is stifling innovation and harming patients.

Curb the powers of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to restrict feedom of choice in medicine

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) should be providing guidance and suggestions for treatment protocols, not dictating precisely what doctors are and are not allowed to do. The position of NICE needs to be clarified so that doctors who believe that it is appropriate in specific cases to deviate from the NICE guidance feel able to do so without fear of repercussions. Patients should be free to make an informed choice for the treatment approach they want where supported by their doctor, even if this is not currently considered 'best practice' by NICE. The current regime is stifling innovation and harming patients.

Why is this idea important?

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) should be providing guidance and suggestions for treatment protocols, not dictating precisely what doctors are and are not allowed to do. The position of NICE needs to be clarified so that doctors who believe that it is appropriate in specific cases to deviate from the NICE guidance feel able to do so without fear of repercussions. Patients should be free to make an informed choice for the treatment approach they want where supported by their doctor, even if this is not currently considered 'best practice' by NICE. The current regime is stifling innovation and harming patients.

Repeal the right of NICE to determine research on ME

The UK medical profession has a low international reputation, due to those with influence over policy choices, being the wrong professionals.

They are also not subjected to any public accountabity for terrible medical mistakes such as BSE, flu jabs and their barbaric approach to M.E,  all the result of using some form of "science" for policial and commercial ends.  There is no pressure or need for them to be responsible at all.

My suggestion: end monopoly of NICE as a body immune from democractic accountability and allow Parliament a veto, to determine where research funding supplied by the public is spent. The public should be able to determine which research into ME is funded. It is their money.

Make medical professionals accountable (called before Paliamentary committees) and only take advice from the best and those free from politics. Make them declare their outside interests and affiliations.

Why is this idea important?

The UK medical profession has a low international reputation, due to those with influence over policy choices, being the wrong professionals.

They are also not subjected to any public accountabity for terrible medical mistakes such as BSE, flu jabs and their barbaric approach to M.E,  all the result of using some form of "science" for policial and commercial ends.  There is no pressure or need for them to be responsible at all.

My suggestion: end monopoly of NICE as a body immune from democractic accountability and allow Parliament a veto, to determine where research funding supplied by the public is spent. The public should be able to determine which research into ME is funded. It is their money.

Make medical professionals accountable (called before Paliamentary committees) and only take advice from the best and those free from politics. Make them declare their outside interests and affiliations.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

NICE should have its wings severely clipped.

It should only advise on NHS drug and treatment availability.

Most of what else it does is replicated elsewhere in the NHS and other goverment departments.

Why is this idea important?

NICE should have its wings severely clipped.

It should only advise on NHS drug and treatment availability.

Most of what else it does is replicated elsewhere in the NHS and other goverment departments.