Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: A consultation on guidance for CCGs

Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: A consultation on guidance for CCGs

NHS England has launched a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for minor, short-term health concerns which could save the NHS £136 million a year and encourage more people to self care.

A list of 33 minor health concerns has been identified by a national joint clinical working group which are either self-limiting or suitable for self-care. Vitamins/minerals and probiotics have also been included as items of low clinical effectiveness which are of high cost to the NHS.

For more information and a link to the consultation itself, click here.

Please note the consultation will close on Wednesday 14 March 2018.