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 freely, 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 http://www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk/over-the-counter
Changes To Prescribing Common Medicines At Three Chequers Medical Practice
In keeping with this new guidance our surgeries have decided NOT to prescribe the following medications, in line with the reasoning outlined above. Please do not be offended when we ask you to buy these medicines over the counter.