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: List of minor ailments treatable with medication purchased Over The Counter (.pdf, 245KB)