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Prescribing of over the counter medications is changing

From October 2019, your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.

Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.

The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need.

Please help the NHS to use resources sensibly.

Visit the NHS website nhs.uk for more information and advice on treating minor health concerns.

Find out more about this change to prescription policy at:

nhs.uk/OTCmedicines.

The leaflet below also gives more information.

Over the counter medicines leaflet