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A new tool by Oxford University researchers launched on identifies which individual GP practices are prescribing a range of ineffective and wasteful treatments that NHS England are spotlighting.

The 19 prescription items considered as “low priority” for NHS funding are the subject of a national consultation on new commissioning guidance, and were selected based on lack of evidence of their clinical effectiveness, concerns for their safety, or cost-effectiveness grounds. is the first website of its kind to enable health professionals, patients and the public to easily explore patterns of prescribing nationally, in CCGs and by individual GP practices. It is supported with funding from the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the NIHR School of Primary Care Research. Read the full story.

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More than 700 GPs prescribed 'rubbish' homeopathic treatments last year. 3 October.