Changes to prescribing Over The Counter medicines

In-line with NHS England recommendations, NHS Dorset has asked GP teams to stop prescribing medicine and treatment for 35 minor conditions listed on this page. This allows GPs to focus on caring for people who have more complex needs. NHS Dorset wants people to have the confidence to look after themselves where they can. This

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NHS Health Checks

Dr Ben Oxley explains the process of being invited for an NHS Health Check as well as what to expect when you come for an appointment. NHS health checks are free 30 minute checks on cardiovascular health. You are eligible for an NHS Health Check if: • You are aged between 40-74 • Haven’t had an NHS Health Check in the last 5 years • Haven’t got a pre-existing health condition such a heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease or had a stroke. Eligible residents should be invited by their GP every 5 years for an NHS Health Check. For more information visit