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Over The Counter Prescription Changes

Changes To The Prescribing Of Over The Counter Medicines

What do these changes mean?  

Following a period of national consultation, NHS England has issued new guidance on over the counter medicine.  This means that for 35 minor, short-term health conditions, over-the-counter medicine will not be routinely prescribed by your GP.  This is because you can buy all these medicines faster and for less than the cost of a prescription, over the pharmacy counter at any good local chemist. Your pharmacist will be able to assist you with the appropriate health advice for choosing and taking these medicines.

To find out more about which conditions are affected, click this link to visit

OTC Prescription Changes - Leaflet  OTC Questions & Answers

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