Position statement on the prescribing of medicines available to purchase over the counter for self-limiting and minor health conditions

In line with NHS England’s guidance on conditions for which over the counter items should not be routinely prescribed, SW London CCGs do not support routine prescribing of medicines available to purchase over the counter as treatments for self limiting and minor health conditions where:
  • Self care is the most appropriate route
  • Medicines and treatments are available to buy over the counter

For more information please read the document below.

Position statement on the prescribing of medicines available to purchase over the counter