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Re: HAYFEVER MEDICATION REQUESTS

Due to recent published guidelines from NHS England, we are no longer able to prescribe over the counter hayfever treatments such as tablets, eye drops or nasal sprays for the treatment of hayfever. Guidance is to seek advice from the pharmacy before booking a GP appointment. This is because the GP appointment could be unnecessary.

Hayfever medications can be bought from any local pharmacy or supermarkets for a reasonable cost. Please see the link below for further information regarding this:-

https://www.england.nhs.uk/medicines/over-the-counter-items-which-should-not-routinely-be-prescribed

If patients are entitled to free NHS prescriptions - you can visit any pharmacy that is part of the "pharmacy first" scheme and they MAY be able to supply you with hayfever medicaction at no charge. In our local area, please note that Westdale Pharmacy is not a "pharmacy first" chemist, but most others in the area are. If you are unsure of this scheme please speak to the pharmacist or we have a leaflet in the surgery that you are welcome to collect.

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