No more silk pyjamas: NHS cracks down on ineffective treatments Health service in England plans to stop eight treatments in attempt to save £68m a year
NHS England is to stop buying silk pyjamas for patients who have serious skin conditions as part of a crackdown on treatments it says are not proven to work.
The health service plans to no longer purchase silk nightwear and gloves for people with eczema and dermatitis because of a lack of evidence of their effectiveness.
Aliskiren, a blood pressure drug, saving an estimated £939,300
Amiodarone, for abnormal heart rhythms (£1.1m)
Dronedarone, given to patients with atrial fibrillation (1.7m)
Minocycline, prescribed for acne (£637,400) The Guardian