Share your views on purchasing over the counter medicines for minor conditions
Section 1 – prescriptions and medication
Last year the NHS spent approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines for minor conditions which could have been bought over the counter from a high street pharmacy or supermarket. To alleviate these costs and provide better services we are asking GPs and other healthcare professionals not to prescribe medicines for minor conditions that can be bought over the counter. To help us plan for this moving forward we need to know more about how you use medications so that we can review how we spend your money in the future, ensuring everyone can get the prescription medicines they need, when they need them.