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Over The Counter Medications Posted on 13 Aug 2019

With your help we could save the NHS £136 million a year if we can encourage the population to self-care.

 We would like to take the opportunity to remind you of the CCG’s position with regards to the prescribing of all over the counter medications, this is in line with the NHS England guidance “Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care”. 


 Devon CCG is currently spending £1.1 million per quarter on medication that could potentially be bought over the counter. With your help we could save the NHS millions of pounds. Please bear this in mind when you next order something that you could buy over the counter at your local pharmacy.


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