NHS consulting on plans to scrap £1.5m spend on lutein supplements

Posted: Monday 24 July 2017

The NHS is consulting on plans to scrap £1.5m annual spend on lutein supplements, which can be used to slow down the progress of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in some people. 

NHS England has announced plans to stop doctors prescribing homeopathy, herbal and other "low value" treatments.

It hopes to save almost £200m a year by ending what the head of the service called a "misuse of scarce" NHS funds.

Read more about what medicines are on the list and their annual cost to the NHS.