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Withdrawal of Liothyronine (T3) prescriptions by CCG

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Dear NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group,
Can you please confirm what clinical information you are using to back up claims that:
a) levothyroxine is safe in patients who have continuing hypothyroid symptoms?
b) liothyronine is not as effective as levothyroxine in patients who have continuing hypothyroid symptoms?
c) no more than a 3 month trial of liothyronine is sufficient to determine its effectiveness in patients with persistent hypothyroid symptoms?

Yours faithfully,
P O'Reilly

FOI, Bsol (NHS BIRMINGHAM SOUTH AND CENTRAL CCG), NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear  P O'Reilly

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NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

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FOI, Bsol (NHS BIRMINGHAM SOUTH AND CENTRAL CCG), NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear P O'Reilly

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 01^st August 2018. Your
request has been managed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000. 

 

Information Provided

 

 

Question 1
Can you please confirm what clinical information you are using to back up claims that:?

a) levothyroxine is safe in patients who have continuing hypothyroid symptoms?

 
Answer
NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG does not hold the information requested.

 

You may find the link below useful.

[1]https://www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs...

 
Question 2
b) liothyronine is not as effective as levothyroxine in patients who have continuing hypothyroid symptoms?

 
Answer
Please see question 1
Question 3
c) no more than a 3-month trial of liothyronine is sufficient to determine its effectiveness in patients with persistent hypothyroid symptoms?

 
Answer
Please see question 1

 

 

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or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the CCG. 

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner's Office, 

Wycliffe House, 

Water Lane, 

Wilmslow, 

Cheshire, 

SK9 5AF 

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 - www.ico.gov.uk    

 

Yours sincerely

 

CCG FOI Team

 

 

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Bartholomew House | 142 Hagley Road | Edgbaston | Birmingham | B16 9PA

[2][NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group request email] | tel: 0121 255 0718  

[3]https://www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs...  

 

 

 

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