Self-Care and OTC Product Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

A detailed guide for professional use has been developed as part of the regional self-care campaign. This explains the rationale for why certain conditions may be suitable for self-care whilst highlighting any specific patient groups which may be excluded due to age or the chronic nature of their illness.

The document is to serve as a guideline for prescribers but does not remove the clinician’s right to decide the most appropriate treatment for a patient.