[An image of a Poster that says: Choose Self Care.
In Southend CCG: over the last year we spent £4,430,392 on treatments for all common self care conditions, £3,512,144 on GP appointments and £918,248 on medicines.
If we were more self care aware we could use these important resources to fund141 midwives or 788 hip replacements.
Speak to your pharmacist for help and advice on managing your symptoms for common conditions.]
Castle Point & Rochford and Southend CCGs believe funding of medicines available to purchase to treat self-limiting conditions and minor ailments and self-care is a personal responsibility.
They have issued a Position Statement to inform doctors not to prescribe medication for minor ailments of which medications are readily available Over The Counter.
Please discuss with your pharmacist about treatment.
For more information please visit Southend CCG
List of conditions of which medication is available to buy.
Please click here for a list of minor ailments treatable with medication purchased Over The Counter (PDF, 250KB)