Self care is about keeping fit and healthy, understanding when you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help, and when to get advice from your GP or another health professional. If you have a long-term condition, self-care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
Some of the most common ailments can be treated simply with over the counter medications and advice from your pharmacy.
For more information (including self-care videos) please visit www.lancashireandsouthcumbria.icb.nhs.uk/our-work/your-local-services/self-care
Please click here for the NHS England Prescribing for Clinical Need Policy, which will enclose information on medication to be bought over the counter.
If you wish to discuss anything about any self care products, please click here for complaints information (DOCX, 13KB).
Prescribing of over the counter medicines
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Click here for more information (EXTERNAL PDF LINK)