Choosing Wisely: changing the way we prescribe
Proposal 2: GPs will not routinely prescribe the medicines and products listed below which can be bought without a prescription.
We are asking GPs in North West London if they can think of any good medical reasons for prescribing a number of medicines that can be bought without a prescription.
Full list of medicines and products we are including in proposal two:
- Bath additives
- Colic treatments
- Cough and cold remedies
- Creams or suppositories for haemorrhoids (piles)
- Herbal and complementary supplements
- Mouthwashes (except benzydamine)
- Oral rehydration sachets
- Products for hair removal
- Teething gels
- Travel sickness tablets
- Wart and verruca treatments
Last year, across the eight boroughs of your local NHS, we spent over £15 million on medicines and products that you can buy without a prescription.
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