OTC Medicine - June 2018
NHS England has published new prescribing guidance which covers 35 minor, short-term health conditions, which are either ‘self-limiting’ or suitable for ‘self-care’. For the minor, short-term conditions identified below, medicines which are available over the counter (OTC) will no longer be prescribed on the NHS.
|Acute Sore Throat||Haemorrhoids|
|Mild Cystitis||Coughs, Colds & Nasal Congestion|
|Infrequent Cold Sores||Cradle Cap (Seborrhoeic Dermatitis)|
|Mild Irritant Dermatitis||Dry Skin|
|Indigestion & Heartburn||Nappy Rash|
|Head Lice||Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)|
|Infrequent Constipation||Ringworm & Athlete’s Foot|
|Minor Surns & Scalds||Prevention of Dental Caries|
|Mouth Ulcers||Teething & Toothache|
|Dry/Sore Eyes||Sunburn Protection|
|Insect Stings & Bites||Travel Sickness|
|Oral Thrush||Hayfever & Seasonal Rhinitis|
|Earwax||Warts & Verrucae|
|Minor Conditions (Pain, Discomfort, Fever)|
Limited Clinical Effectiveness
|Probiotics||Vitamins & Minerals|
Over The Counter FAQ
OTC Reference Guide
Wiltshire POD (Prescription Ordering Direct) - July 2017
We are introducing Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) for our patients, providing an easy way to order repeat prescriptions that will also help to reduce the £2.7 million wasted on unused medication in Wiltshire each year. You can call and request your prescription from the comfort of your own home, removing the need to go in to your GP Surgery or Pharmacy. Westbury Group Practice will be implementing this on the 1st of August 2017.
Call 03001 236242 to speak to the POD, they're open weekdays, 09:00 to 17:00.
Click here for more information about the POD.
You can still make prescription requests via online services.
Bratton Surgery Dispensary
The dispensary service at Bratton allows us to dispense prescription items on site to any registered patients that live in Bratton, Erlestoke, Edington and Coulston.
Read about NHS prescription charges here.
Free Prescriptions For Cancer Patients
As of 1st April 2009 Cancer patients in England are entitled to free prescriptions. Apply for an exemption certificate by collecting an application form from your GP or Oncology clinic.