Public Meeting on NHS Croydon CCG’s proposed changes to prescribing – Weds 23 November 2016 from 11.30am

Please join us for our public meeting, held in association with NHS Croydon CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) at

Carers Support Centre
24 George Street

on Wednesday, 23 November 2016
from 11.30 to 1.30pm

Registration and refreshments, including a light lunch, from 11.30am
Meeting from 12 noon to 1.30pm

Come to hear what NHS Croydon CCG proposes, ask questions and share your views.

Please book a free place to attend.

Please note:

As catering for this event needs to be ordered, please book a place by midday on Monday 21 November.  Thank you!

Later bookings can be accommodated but we may not be able to offer a light lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be on offer to all.


NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is calling for local people to have their say on a proposal to reduce the prescribing of gluten-free foods, vitamin D for maintenance, baby milk and self-care medications.

The CCG state that,

“Prescribing in Croydon eats up £42.8 million each year, 9% of the local £465 million health budget. The CCG was placed in special measures in July this year, and needs to save a further £5.7 million savings on top of existing plans to save £12.7 million this year.  In total, this is just under 4% of the CCG’s total commissioning budget of £475.4 million for 2016/17.

Croydon CCG could make savings of up to £600,000 each year by reducing the prescribing of:

  • gluten-free foods
  • vitamin D
  • baby milk
  • and self-care medications

Some groups of people with particular conditions would be exempt from these changes, and the products the CCG intend to stop prescribing are now widely-available at a reasonably low cost, both online and in local shops.”


One of the questions the CCG is asking local people is to what extent the local NHS should prescribe items that can be bought more cheaply directly by the patient.

Croydon CCG is keen to hear from you.
The engagement period runs from Friday 11 November 2016 to Friday 6 January 2017 and this meeting has been set up, in partnership with the Croydon CCG, to explain the proposals and to gather your views.

To find out more about what is proposed, click here.

Places are limited so please ensure you book a place.

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here:

This helps us to cater for numbers.

If you prefer you can email us at and we can book for you.

Those who have not pre-booked will be asked to register on the door and those who have pre-booking will be given preference if numbers exceed capacity. 

How to find the venue:
The Carers Support Centre is situated opposite George Street tram stop, near to bus and rail links.

Please feel free to add your questions and comments to this post ahead of the event.


Other opportunities

  • NHS Croydon CCG will also be holding a meeting on the evening of 13 December. Details and booking here.
  • You can contribute your views using the online survey here.


You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing with your name and ‘Add me’ in the subject line.


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