Park Medical Centre

57 Hawkstone Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2PE

Telephone 020 7232 2243

Medicines that you can buy over the counter

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

At Park Medical, we will no longer be prescribing medicines that can be bought over the counter for short term illnesses.

Medicines on repeat prescription, that are used occasionally, and for short term illness, will no longer be available on prescription, and we ask that you buy these from your local pharmacy.

This change is happening across Southwark and England, and is intended to reduce the pressure on general practice and encourage patients to manage short term illnesses themselves.

If you do not usually pay for your prescriptions, you should be eligible for the Southwark Pharmacy First scheme, which means you don’t need to pay for some over-the-counter treatments. Please ask your pharmacist.