1st - Hayfever symptons needs to be first line referred to Pharmacist.
Buckinghamshire CCG support the NHS document: conditions for which over the counter medicines should not be prescribed.
Medications for hayfever treatment and prevention should be purchased over the counter
Except in the following circumstances :
OTC medication to manage allergic symptoms is not suitable for the patient
Please speak to your community pharmacies for advice.
This includes patients even if they get free prescriptions
Hay Fever Leaflet
Over the Counter Medicines
Doctors have been asked not to prescribe medicines for minor ailments like paracetamol or ibuprofen (although patients who need these drugs in regular quantities can continue to get them on repeat prescriptions). These medicines can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket. This includes patients who get FREE prescriptions.
Further information is available at www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/otc
The patient information leaflet below also provides more information along with the list of minor ailments:
Over The Counter Medications