NHS England are asking primary care to no longer prescribe medications for acute conditions that patients can buy over the counter in pharmacies.
This is a national campaign to protect the NHS to ensure that we have an NHS to care for you in the future when you need it.
The NHS spends £136m per year on medicines that can be bought over the counter
We provide a range of self help / self care information leaflets that you can collect from reception or follow this link.
Although some patients will already have purchased a pre payment certificate, this is designed to help with the cost of regular monthly medication not medicines for acute conditions.
This policy applies to all patients regardless of social or financial status
Please help us to help you and protect the NHS for the future.
For more information please visits www.nhs.uk/OTC medicines