Lincoln GPs to ban prescriptions for over the counter medicines

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Four Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), including the group which covers Lincoln, will restrict prescriptions of over the counter medicines such as paracetamol or antihistamines as well as gluten-free biscuits and cakes.

At the moment, the four Lincolnshire CCGs spend around £16 million per year on medicines available over the counter.

This includes gluten-free foods, baby milks and oral nutritional supplements, however, it’s unclear how much these changes will save per year.

The action comes after a consultation across Lincolnshire, and the new rules took effect on Monday, December 12.

For the full list of changes visit Lincolnshire Reporter