Over the counter (OTC) medicines

The East Kent HCP has adopted the NHS England guidance on conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care - Guidance for CCGs NHSE March 2018.

A summary of the advice is available here: East Kent Prescribing Group (EKPG): Summary of the OTC Guidance

This guidance lists minor health conditions for which it is now recommended that OTC medicines should no longer be routinely prescribed.

Recommendation Approval date Review date
Over the counter items - GP guide to self-care    
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