Marine Lake Health & Wellbeing Centre, Orrysdale Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5AA
Telephone: 0151 625 9171
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Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing
NHS England have published guidance to GPs advising them not to routinely prescribe over the counter medicines for certain conditions
NHS England have advised GPs not to give a prescriptions for the treatment of 35 common conditions
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 is more serious they will ensure you get the care you need all without the need for an appointment just pop in and ask
Please see the leaflet below for more information on the changes and a list of the minor illnesses that can be seen by your local pharmacist.