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​​Statement on the prescription of baby formula

"We share the public's concerns and we will do what we can to reduce the impact on the most vulnerable in our communities and to make sure funding is there for those with the greatest clinical need.  We are working closely with pharmacists, GPs, dieticians and paediatricians to look at the issues that may arise from stopping prescriptions for baby milk, to make sure everyone has access to good information to help them find appropriate products to meet their needs.

"We know that many families in Croydon will be anxious about this and we will communicate our plans in advance of any changes coming into effect over the coming months.   At this moment in time, parents and carers in Croydon can still be prescribed specialist baby milks as before.

​"These are very difficult decisions but we need to focus our limited resources where we can have the biggest impact on people's health and well-being."

Dr Tony Brzezicki
Clinical Chair, NHS Croydon CCG