Prescribing Wisely

Prescribing Wisely

We would like to spend less on medicines you can buy without a prescription so as to free up funds for other valuable NHS services.  Practices across North West London will no longer routinely prescribe medicines which are available to buy over the counter in pharmacies (and, in the case of some medicines, in supermarkets and other shops too).

If a medicine you need can be bought without a prescription, your GP may ask if you are willing to buy it.  If you are not, it will be prescribed.

This means that if you require that medicine again you don’t need to make a doctor’s appointment but can get it straight away from your community pharmacist, saving both you and the doctor’s time.

Please click on the link to view a Repeat Prescriptions Leaflet. Repeat Prescriptions Guidance Leaflet

Please click on the link to view a Repeat Prescriptions Easy Read Leaflet. Repeat Prescriptions Easy Read Leaflet

Please click on the link to view which medicines this applies to. We thank you for your co-operation on this matter.           List of medications