The NHS in Gateshead Newcastle spent £1.24m last year on a product easily bought in pharmacies, supermarkets and high street shops.

This is the equivalent of;

41 community nurses

81 drug treatment courses for breastcancer

175 hip replacements

1226 drug treatment courses for Alzheimers

1275 cataract operations

Your Community Pharmacy can advise on common minor illnesses.


The NHS belongs to you, use it responsibly.