Information for prescribers
NHS North Yorkshire CCG endorses the following statement by the Self Care Forum:
“Empowering people with the confidence and information to look after themselves when they can, and visit the GP when they need to, gives people greater control of their own health and encourages healthy behaviours that help prevent ill health in the long-term. In many cases people can take care of their minor ailments, reducing the number of GP consultations and enabling GPs to focus on caring for higher risk patients."
Click on the links on this page for further information.
Self-care and over-the-counter items - quick reference guide
Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: letter from Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director, NHS England
General restrictions for over-the-counter sale
No Prescription Required: letter to patients
Self care - NHS North Yorkshire CCG Commissioning Position
Vitamin D guidance for care homes