An NHS governing body wants to routinely be prescribed by GPs. These treatments include head lice, the common cold and sunburn, and the move comes as a result of the problem. Liverpool's governing body, who has caused uproar among councelors in Liverpool, says it represents weakness in the health service.
Councilors have said they want to leave the poorest people in Liverpool.
Earlier this week, members of the council's health and adult social selection committee passed an emergency motion opposing NHS Liverpool's move.
Committee member Paul Kenyon What has been disgusted by the move and what the move could mean by the Liverpool Echo.
He said: "This city has a high level of deprivation and could make a difference between head lice lotion and food.
"This report seeks to privatize certain minor health issues.
Conditions may only be treated by people who can afford to do so. It is completely unacceptable. "
GPs would still have discretion to prescribe five prescriptions if circumstances call for it.
NHS England has been published in the GP prescription lists.
The prescriptions that face being cut include:
- Acute Sore Throat
- Coughs and colds and nasal congestion
- Cradle Cap (except where distress or not improving)
- Head Lice
- Infant Colic
- Infrequent Constipation
- Mild cystitis
- Mild Dry Skin / Sunburn
- Minor burns and scalds
- Mouth ulcers
- Prevention of dental caries
- Sun Protection (except ACBS approved indication of photodermatoses)
- Vitamins and minerals (except a medically diagnosed deficiency,
- osteoporosis and malnutrition)
- Warts and Verrucae