NHS England have published guidance to GPs advising them not to routinely prescribe over the counter medicines for certain conditions.
Your pharmacy should be your first choice for advice and treatment for common conditions such as:
- Acute score throats
- Insect bites and stings
- Mild to moderate hayfever
- Indigestion and heartburn
- Cuts and bruises
- Cold, coughs and nasal congestion
- Travel sickness
Please have a look at the Self Care Leaflet for more details on how you can treat common conditions from home.