NHS Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group & NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group are currently about to promote the NHS England guidance which pushes self care even in children. Non-prescription /over the counter
(OTC) medication does not need a GP signature/authorisation in order for the school/nursery/childminder to give it. The guidance now makes it clear that it is appropriate for OTC medicines to be ad-ministered by a member of staff in the
nursery or school, or self-administered by the pupil during school hours, following written permission by the parents, as they consider necessary. It is a misuse of GP time to take up an appointment just to acquire a prescription for a medicine
wholly to satisfy the needs of a nursery/school.