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Castlegate & Derwent Surgery Isel Road, Cockermouth, CA13 9HT Tel: 01900 705750

Medicine matters- Paracetamol Prescribing

As a practice we are actively starting to review all patients who are prescribed Paracetamol.

Recent guidance has been published that it costs the NHS £34 to prescribe a box of 32 paracetamol tablets, including dispensing and GP consultation fees. We are actively encouraging our patients who require this product to buy at your local  pharmacy at a fraction of this cost.

We are taking our responsibility seriously to ensure we are not over spending on our NHS drug budget and ensure we provide the best value to the NHS’ £17.4 billion medicines bill, through improving health outcomes; reducing waste, over-prescribing and over-treatment including for common ailments.

Your community Pharmacy can support patients managing acute conditions and help with product recommendation.

 

Published: 3 weeks ago

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