The NHS could save up to £200m if all doctors made cheaper prescribing decisions, according to a National Audit Office report.

Prescribing costs in Primary Care identified that there is scope for most PCTs to increase efficiency without affecting clinical outcomes by using more low-cost drugs. It also found there were variations in the volume of prescribing that did not match variations in indicators of clinical need.

Read the full report here

The NHS could save up to£200m if all doctors made cheaper prescribing decisions, according to a National Audit Office report.

Prescribing costs in Primary Care identified that there is scope for most PCTs to increase efficiency without affecting clinical outcomes by using more low-cost drugs. It also found there were variations in the volume of prescribing that did not match variations in indicators of clinical need.

Read the full report here