Doctors have been asked not to prescribe medicines for minor aliments like paracetamol or ibuprofen (although patients who need these drugs in regular quantities can continue to to get them on repeat prescription). These medicines can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket. This includes patients who get FREE prescriptions.

Further information is available at

The patient information leaflet below also provides more information along with a list of minor aliments:

Over the Counter Medicines

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