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Further Information

Change of Prescribing for Over the Counter Medicines

Gloucester CCG  have announced changes to prescribing of Over the Counter Medicines. 

From 31 May 2018, a range of medicines that are available to buy over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets will no longer be routinely  prescribed by GP surgeries.

These are medicines that are associated with a number of minor, short term health conditions, which either get better by themselves or you can easily treat yourself.

The change applies to a medicines for a total of 35 conditions.

This includes, for example, medicines for cough, colds, infrequent cold sores of the lip, mild to moderate hayfever, mild cystitis, nappy rash, warts and verrucas, ear wax and headlice.

It also applies to a range of vitamins and minerals. Please see www.gloucestershireccg.nhs.uk/otc  for a full list.

For full details please click the link below:

 http://www.gloucestershireccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/OTC-news-article.pdf



 
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