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Consultation: Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

Date: 05 Mar 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
Location: The Montague on the Gardens, Red Carnation Hotels, 15 Montague Street, London, WC1B 5BJ

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and NHS England have launched a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for 33 minor, short-term health concerns.

In the year prior to June 2017, the NHS spent approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy and other outlets such as supermarkets.
These prescriptions include items for a condition:

  • That is considered to be self-limiting and so does not need treatment as it will heal of its own accord;
  • Which lends itself to self-care, i.e. that the person suffering does not normally need to seek medical care but may decide to seek help with symptom relief from a local pharmacy and use an over the counter medicine.

Everyone who is interested can participate in the consultation and the NHS England have organised a London consulaion meeting on Monday 5th March.

Book here. 

 

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