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Medicines you can buy without a Prescription - Over the Counter Medicines (OTC)

Following a public consultation across Hertfordshire we are no longer able to routinely write prescriptions for medicines that you can buy yourself; it is estimated that this costs £6 million a year just for Hertfordshire. These items include antifungal creams for athletes foot and thrush, antihistamines and other hay fever remedies (such as nasal sprays and eye drops), treatment for head lice, Indigestion remedies such as Gaviscon, Cold sore treatments, painkillers including Paracetamol, Ibuprofen and Co-Codamol.   For more information, there are leaflets at the surgery plus information on our website. Some of you may already have received a leaflet with your repeat medications if they include one or more of these items.

OTC Medication Post

OTC Medication Leaflet





An excellent opportunity has arisen to join our Dispensing team for various shifts in our rural, busy GP Practice. You will be part of a friendly, flexible team and have an NVQ2 or equivalent qualification in dispensing/pharmacy. You will be able to work under pressure, have good IT skills (training will be given on our system), have a strong sense of team values along with flexibility and enthusiasm.

Our opening hours are 8am-6.30pm on a rota basis for 32 hours per week across 4 or 5 days. We offer a very competitive salary, 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and NHS Pension Scheme.

The job description is available below.

If you wish to apply for the role please send a CV and covering letter by post or email to:

Andrew Wilkinson

Practice Manager

Much Hadham Health Centre

Ash Meadow

Much Hadham

Herts SG10 6DE

Tel No: 01279 841355

Dispenser - Job Description

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