Change on Prescribing of Over the Counter Medicines
NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed a change relating to NHS prescribing of a range of medicines, vitamins and minerals that are available to buy over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets.
This follows a national consultation and subsequent NHS England guidance that recommends that over the counter medicines associated with a number of minor, short term conditions, which either get better by themselves or can be self-treated by the individual, should no longer be routinely prescribed by GP surgeries.
It includes medicines for coughs, colds, infrequent cold sores of the lip, mild to moderate hayfever, mild cystitis, nappy rash, warts and verrucas, earwax and head lice.
Find out more, including a list of medicines and a video explaining why we’re making these changes here.