Last year the NHS spent approximately £569million on prescriptions for medicines for minor conditions which could have been bought over the counter from a high street pharmacy or supermarket.
By spending less money on treating conditions that will get better by themselves, or can be easily treated by you, at home, we will have more money to spend on maintaining the services we have and investing in new ones.
more hip replacements OR
more drug treatment courses for breast cancer OR
more drug treatment courses for Alzheimer’s OR
more GP appointments
(excluding admin and practice staff time)