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Please remember your local pharmacist can offer professional free advice

and can answer questions about prescribed and over the counter medications.

New guidance from the CCG

is that GP's can no longer issue prescriptions for any medications that can be bought over the counter, such as Paracetamol, Calpol, Aspirin, or hay fever medications like Cetirizine. This includes both adults and children.

Please see below a link for videos on treating a number of minor illnesses including sickness, flu and fevers.

The most efficient way to order a prescription is to use our electronic prescribing system.

Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly more common in the UK population. It can leave you feeling tired, aching and prone to illness. People most at risk are children under 5, pregnant and breastfeeding women, people over 65, people with little exposure to sunlight and people with darker skin. Vitamin D can be bought from your local pharmacy or health food shop.

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