Prescribing of over the counter
medicines is changing
In 2017/18 over £1.5M was spent on prescriptions in Buckinghamshire for items that can be bought over the counter. So from October 2018 your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for certain medicines that are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket, even if you qualify for free prescriptions.
*Visit wwww.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/otc for exceptions.
This applies to treatments for these conditions:
- Colds and nasal congestion
- Mild to moderate hay fever
- Infrequent cold sores of the lip
Further information can be found at
OTC Patient Booklet.pdf