Update on prescription guidelines

Update on prescription guidelines

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will now 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.

If your symptoms suggest it is more serious, they will ensure you get the care you need.

Please help the NHS to use resources sensibly.

See the information below and the diagrams for which conditions you will not get a prescription for, and who to contact if your problem gets worse.