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Over the Counter (Self-Care)

Over the counter (OTC) medicines in nurseries and schools

In November 2016, NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group, implemented a self-care policy for minor health problems, which says that patients should access advice and purchase such homely remedies as they and their family need rather than being prescribed by their GP or other clinicians. This policy was updated last August 2018 following national guidance and can be found at; https://www.wirralccg.nhs.uk/media/5131/final_selfcarepolicyv3aug18.pdf

To support the continued implementation of this policy, Wirral CCG would like to clarify the interpretation around the current guidance around use of medicines in nurseries and schools. The following letter has been circulated to all Wirral nurseries and schools – please find a copy for your information.