Prescribing Wisely

Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing

Following national guidance from NHS England, your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community. The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need. Please help the NHS to use resources sensibly

 

 

Please see the link below for further information on requesting your repeat prescriptions and medicines and products that can be bought over the counter without a prescription: