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Westbourne Grove Medical Centre

Westbourne Grove Medical Centre, 241 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SE

Telephone 0207 229 5800

Prescribing Wisely

The NHS in North West London CCGs: Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster spent over £13 million in 2016 on products that can be bought without a prescription at community pharmacies.

The NHS is under pressure.

Our budgets are not large enough to pay for all the treatments the public would like us to provide. We would therefore like to spend less on medicines you can buy without a prescription so as to free up funds for other valuable NHS services.

Practices across North West London are being asked to stop routinely prescribing medicines which are available to buy over the counter in pharmacies (and, in the case of some medicines, in supermarkets and other shops too). If a medicine you need can be bought without a prescription, your GP may ask if you are willing to buy it.

More details can be found here

Here is a list of commonly prescribed medicines which are available without a prescription