We want to ensure that NHS resources are used wisely, consequently we are adopting the local CCG's Self Care / Prescribing for Clinical Need policy.
We will no longer be prescribing medicines for short term minor ailments or conditions when the respective medicine can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket at a significantly lower cost than it would be issuing the same product on a prescription.
Your local pharmacist will be able to recommend suitable products and provide self-care advice.
Further information about self-treating a range of common, minor ailments is also available on line on the NHS website – www.nhs.uk
Or have a look at these leaflets:
FUNGAL NAIL INFECTIONS.PDF
INSECT BITES AND STINGS.PDF
SUNSCREEN AND SUN SAFETY.PDF
WARTS AND VERRUCAS.PDF
Please note that patients requiring medication (included in the self-care list of drugs) for long term/chronic conditions should continue to receive repeat prescriptions from their GP in the usual way.
If you would like to make any comments on these changes please contact the Clinical Commissioning Group Customer Care Team at:
Jubilee House, Lancashire Business Park, Leyland, PR26 6TR;
Freephone: 0800 032 2424; Telephone: 01772 777952; Textphone: 01772 227005;
Self Care policy and FAQs
Self Care Letter to Patients 27.10.2017.rtf
Self Care Poster