Over The Counter Medications

From October 2018 NHS England has implemented a new initiative to encourage patients to buy more overt the counter medicines because last year the NHS spent £569 million on prescriptions. By spending less money on treating conditions that will get better by themselves or by you treating them yourself at home, the NHS will have more money to spend on maintaining services or investing in new ones.

The GPs have been advised by NHS England to stop prescribing simple medicines than can be bought over the counter at pharmacies and supermarkets. Please click on the link below for a list of these medicines.

Click here to download a leaflet with over the counter products which are available to buy for self care (PDF, 237KB)

CCGs across South Yorkshire have come together to develop a public awareness campaign that will help people make the right decisions about their medication. we are asking as many people as possible to take part in a survey at www.569millionreaasons.co.uk to share their views on purchasing over the counter medicines for minor conditions. A list of the conditions/ medicines GPs are no longer able to prescribe can be found by clicking the link below

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