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Treating Minor Health Conditions is Changing

18/01/2019

In March 2018 NHS England issued guidance that over the counter medicines for minor health conditions will no longer be routinely prescribed by a GP or other primary care service. A minor health condition is one that

  • you can treat yourself
  • one that will get better on its own, or
  • something that can be treated without visiting the GP and using medication bought directly from a pharmacy

Over the counter medicines can be bought from pharmacies and local shops without a prescription. They are also often cheaper this way and you can get them without making an appointment to see a doctor. It is also cheaper for the NHS.

If you would like more information about what constitutes a minor health condition, or any other related information, please see the attached flyer.

 

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Prescribing Over the Counter Medicines Flyer

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