Over counter medicines should not be available on prescription

You said...

Any medication that can be bought cheaply over the counter should be removed from prescriptions unless there is a real clinical need

We did...

GPs have since been advised to only prescribe medicines such as paracetamol when there is a real clinical need.

We have also reduced the amount of items available via the minor ailments scheme. Some told us that they value the scheme providing access to certain treatments, such as head lice remedies for children so the scheme has been reduced to only provide those items people told us they valued.