Thank you for your interest in the proposal for over the counter medicines guidance.
This questionnaire is for members of the public and also for health and care professionals. Before you answer this questionnaire, please read the information here
for more detail about what is being proposed and why.
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This survey asks for your views on proposed guidelines for prescribing medicines/items for the treatment of some minor illnesses and conditions. They would apply to GP practices, chemists (community pharmacies) and walk-in centres.
Following national guidance, NHS Liverpool CCG is considering whether to advise GPs not to prescribe certain items or for some conditions (question 9) which:
- would get better on their own without treatment
- could be treated at home using medicines from a pharmacy or shop
- would require medicines/treatments that aren’t backed up by strong clinical evidence to say that they’re effective.
GPs would still be able to prescribe for these conditions if they thought there was a good reason to do so (see question 10). However, in general, you would be advised to let the symptoms clear up on their own, use a home remedy or buy something over the counter.
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