How to get a Prescription

More and more family doctors all over Britain are discovering that our amazing Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb works much better than any other comb or chemical treatment, and is much more cost-effective to the Practice budget too. No multiple or repeat prescriptions are necessary. Unlike any other product on the market our patented micro spiral comb is the only head lice product to remove not only the smallest head lice as well as the nits (the empty egg cases) but also, most importantly, it even removes the unhatched 'live' head louse eggs, which is the main cause of repeated infestations. .

All you have to do is ask your GP, prescribing nurse or health visitor (or prescribing pharmacist) whether he or she will prescribe a Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb for you and your family. It has been approved for NHS prescription since 2004, and it conforms completely to the latest NHS guidelines.

Just one Nitty Gritty NitFree comb is all you need to check and protect a whole family. It works brilliantly with any ordinary hair conditioner. The comb also has a lifetime guarantee

What if your GP hasn't heard about the Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb yet, or offers to prescribe another product in its place?

If your GP hasn't heard of the Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb yet, or prefers to prescribe ineffective and costly chemical treatments, firstly let him or her know that the comb is listed and fully approved for NHS prescription.

Point out that other products call for repeated treatments (which costs the NHS more money), as they only remove the live lice, not the unhatched eggs, whereas the Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb is guaranteed to remove not only even the smallest head lice but also unhatched 'live' eggs and unsightly nits (empty egg cases) quickly and easily. The comb also serves an entire family and has a lifetime guarantee, so they will only ever need to prescribe this one comb.

You could also offer to provide some constructive and unbiased feedback on the performance of the comb if he/she will prescribe it for you.

If your GP isn't familiar with our comb, we will be happy to send him or her a complimentary Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb for evaluation. All your doctor has to do is complete this form and we'll send a complimentary comb out to the surgery for evaluation. Once they've seen it for themselves, we are confident they will be happy to prescribe it for you.


Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb Prescription Details

As a one-off prescription, one Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb will keep a whole family nit-free, without the use of harmful chemicals. This means not just removing all head lice, but also the 'live' eggs that cause any ongoing infestation.

It is listed in Section IX A of the NHS Drug Tariff in the Appliance section under sub-category: Head Lice Device, Nitty Gritty NitFree steel nit comb with micro-grooved teeth. It can also be found on the Electronic Drug Tariff on the NHS website

Be sure to click Enter on the The Electronic Drug Tariff before typing in Nitfree or head lice in the search box.

The Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb is also approved for prescription by Prescribing Nurses.

Pediculosis (head lice infestation) is one of the conditions listed for which Nurse Prescribers are allowed to prescribe, under the guidelines on Nurse Prescribing in Part XVII.

Prescribing Health Visitors and Prescribing Pharmacists are also able to dispense the comb.

The PIP ordering Code for the Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb is 294 6366. (useful for your pharmacist).

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