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Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing.   In line with NHS guidelines, we will no longer issue prescriptions for items that may be purchased over the counter at pharmacies or supermarkets where: 

  • Your condition is considered to be self-limiting, and so does not treatment as it will heal or be cured of its own accord.
  • Your condition lends itself to self-care - i.e. you can manage the condition yourself by purchasing OTC medicines, and do not need medical advice.
  • The medicines you are requesting have little evidence of clinical effectiveness - e.g. vitamins and minerals.

Please click here for more information, including a list of conditions for which OTC medicines will not be prescribed.

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