Treating minor conditions

Updated policy on Over the Counter Medicines

With respect to over the counter medicines, the Datchet Health Centre will follow the recommendations of the East Berkshire Federation of Clinical Commissioning Groups.  These are contained in Policy EPC005 prepared by the Effective Prescribing Committee.  This confirms that medicines that can be purchased over the counter (OTC) for the management of short-term, self-limiting conditions should be bought by the patient, relative or their carer.  The full policy can be viewed here.

Additional resources on self-care can be found in the Further Information section of our website but the two documents below may be of interest.

Poster on over the counter medicines

When should I worry booklet

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